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post #8 of Old 07-25-2011
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I've lived aboard and actively cruised the same boat for the last 26 years and I bought it as a twelve year old abused boat. Sort of a "rescue dog"! I also bought a new boat that I lived on and cruised twelve years before. Both of these boats cost me money and I'll never expect to gain money by boat ownership. The choice for me is to enjoy what I have and without great expense and to continue to live beneath my means. Paying for a new boat does not buy security, reliability, or safety. I witnessed a man once pay a mechanic $300 to come to his boat an change the impeller on his generator,- my same task is completed for $19. There is a very deep well to fall into when owning a boat,- your skill,- your choice. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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