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Old 07-06-2011
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Melra,

I am with you. You get what you pay for. No comparing HR, Calbers, Sabres with Jenneaus. They are made quality wise very different. Thats not to say you cant take any boat anywhere with some modification. Look at resale value and the truth is apparent which boats hold up after 10 years, 20 years. That can tell you which are made better. Older boats can be updated with new equipment, that is window dressing. Its whats the hull made from...how is it made... how do delivery captains rate them against each other as they have no real bias. I would listen strongly to that. then...

Buy the boat which bests suits the way you will sail her and what is important. One of my good friends has a Hinkley. It is a beautiful classic boat which is like a museum piece, which is why he likes it...it fits what he wants in a boat. Cant make a Jenneau into an HR.

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