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post #14 of Old 05-02-2011
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I wonder what the manufacturing guys would say about the number of new small boats they're selling - Macgregor seems to be churning out the same 4 new 26's a day they have been since forever...

But whatever the manufacturing numbers are, I think that the new boat equation (at least in the cost-sensitive sector of the market) is a victim of its own engineering success. Why would I spend a fortune on a new boat when I can buy a perfectly sound old boat, as upgraded as my budget will allow?
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