Hey, I like a good deal as much as the next guy, and $900 is pretty cheap for a boat on trailer, but I gotta go with the flow and say don't do it. Here's a realistic breakdown of the minimum requirements just to get it in the water, (if you go as cheap as possible):
$150 used jib
$300 used main (if you can find a used one)
$500 used outboard (I assume it has no motor?)
$150 new lines (sheets, dock, Halyards)
$150 Wire and parts to get lights working
$100 Coast Guard required safety gear (pfd's , horn, vhf, flare, etc)
$125 Anchor and ancillaries
$100 Wheel bearings
$100 Sales tax on boat
$100 Boat registration
$50 Trailer Registration
$900 Purchase price
I'm sure there's lots more, but I'm already up to almost $3000. You do the math.
Last edited by knotaloud; 07-15-2007 at 12:42 AM.