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post #3 of Old 07-07-2008
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Why must you BUY the boat in CT? Newport has far more for sale and is reasonably close. For a couple with dogs a year is a long time. I'd go for the most interior room possible with the most live aboard amenities within your budget as seaworthiness is not a particular concern given your plans. I'd be looking at entry level production boats in good shape rather than more upscale brands. A good engine is a MUST for the ICW so be sure to get a separate engine survey or have a good diesel mechanic ride along on the sea trial and put her to the test.

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