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Might also want to read some of the other threads about how to find out what kind of shape a boat is in, and what to look for when you are about to buy one.

Lastly, even if the survey comes back with immaculate results, plan on spending at least 15-20% of the price of the boat on upgrades, re-fitting and such to get the boat rigged and setup to your liking.

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

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