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post #3 of Old 07-11-2006
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Generally, most boats that are "cheap enough" are really going to cost you some money. I don't know what your financial status is, but if $20,000 is not a significant downside, do yourself a favor and spend the money for a good survey and buy a decent boat to begin with... You often get what you pay for—in spades, in many cases—and buying a "bargain" boat is often a good way to spend lots of money on a boat.

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