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post #11 of Old 04-04-2007
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Is new important to you?

While I'd never discourage anyone who can afford one to buy a new boat, it sounds as though the "newly married couple without kids" is contemplating the addition of future rugrats by your phrase "something a small family could also use as a weekender."

Having owned nine sailboats over the years, with only one of them a new boat, I'd suggest you at least consider buying used.

The one new boat was my first one: an 11-foot Snark. $200 in 1980.

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Great Sacandaga Lake, NY
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