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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

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Originally Posted by scratchee View Post
Since you're making the drive, take the day to walk around some other marinas in the area. Look for boats on the hard with registration stickers from, say, 2008. Those are boats that haven't been in the water for 5 years. See if you can make some kind of deal for one of those.
That works. My brother James got a nice 24' fishing boat, with trailer, from a boatyard it had been in for a long time. The yard wanted $500, Jimmy said "I've got two.", "Sold!" said the yard man,- he even had the title!

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