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Old 06-21-2007
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Izz -- I owned a 1989 P-27 hull #198 for 14 years. It's a great boat that can take more than you can. You'll enjoy her.

As for price, always start lower than you think the boat is worth and let the owner react. You can always go up but it's harder to come down without a survey showing problems of course. Don't be afraid of insulting the owner. When I sold mine I was never put off by what someone offered me. I eventually sold the boat for what I wanted out of her. But do make the offer subject to survey and then use that as a bargaining tool. The surveyor will give you a fair market price for the boat as well.

If the sale goes through, let me know and I can hook you up with a P-27 email list that has about 70 owners on it. A great resource.

Update -- Izz, I just sent you a private message on how to join the email list. Why not join now and ask the list? You might get some input from them before you put the offer in.
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