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Sooner or Later (a boat)???
Thanks for the thoughts so far, let me give some more info on the situstion.
The C27 I''m thinking about is the same one I currently crew on - I know its in great shape with everything working. (won''t need sail trial - we do that every week)
It has a very recent survey (No big problems - I know the surveyor and believe he is being honest), a new bottom and many recent upgrades - ie. I don''t expect to have to put much money into it after the initial purchase and I would get a heck of a deal on the slip fee.
I expect to loose about $1000 on the deal if I sell it again in a year. The cost of a 3 day sailing course at a good school for my wife and I - about $900.
So thats why I thought it may be worth the small loss in the deal with the associated regular maintenance expenses which should be pretty reasonable given the condition of the boat.
It seems you pay for knowledge / experience on way or another - I''m trying to decide if this is a good way.
Also - won''t be racing the boat so I won''t need to spend money on new sails etc.