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post #5 of Old 08-18-2010
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Another thing...your 1993 B445 is now 17-18 years old.

How sturdy are things like the standing rigging. Is the engine original and tired? What about the condition of the rudder stock? How conditioned are the portlight seals and such...do they leak or weep as it stands? How reliable will your electronics be?

If you can inspect this boat and say "Yes, I've inspected all these items on the boat, and not only are they in good shape, but many have been upgraded beyond what the factory provided"....then and only then would I even consider taking a Beneteau across oceans.

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