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Old 03-23-2010
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When I sold my Catalina 22 I made sure the boat was bright and shiny.

Then I put together a web page with lots of photos and details, hung a sign on the boat, put it on several C22 lists/sites and put it on Craig's list. Everything online linked back to the web page I put together.

The boat sold in three days and I had several offers. The most responses came from Craig's list followed by the C22 lists/sites.

The biggest thing was the boat was VERY clean. Buyers looking at this size boat see a lot of junk so a really clean boat really stands out.

If you have high speed Internet at home, chances are a free web page is included along with a simple web site that will help you create it. Have lots of pictures sized to about 400 pixels wide ready to upload.

Best of luck,
95 Catalina 30 Island Time

Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar" - Don Bamford
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