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Old 07-07-2009
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Bristol 28?

Hello All,

I am new here and looking for some advice (of course). I live in the Annapolis area and am looking at getting my first sailboat. The boat that I like the most so far says it is a 1975 Bristol 28 - however; production of the 28 stopped in '74 I think; and the broker can't find the HIN number (this is a problem in and of itself).

The current listing price is 11+, which the boat is in good shape (relatively)-but without the HIN number (sidebar-I thought HINs were required after 73) does that hurt the value.

I have looked at the NAPA value of this Hull-but I was wondering if anyone knew the "real world" value and if it is best to negotiate before or after the survey.

Any and all advice is welcome before I take the dive. Cheers!
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