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post #5 of Old 07-28-2003
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Catalina 270?


I''ve purchased two new boats.I''ll never purchase another new one. IMO, the only time it makes sense to purchase a new one is if it''s the boat you plan to keep.If you purchase new, and a few years from now find that your needs have changed and you need to sell/trade the boat, you can count on getting about one third of your money back. If you need a bigger boat...get one. Banks finance used ones too. There are thousands of good used boats out there. Find the one you like and get a good surveyor to look her over. Be the guy purchasing the boat for a third of her value, rather than the guy receiving it.
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