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post #1 of Old 08-25-2006 Thread Starter
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How far is too far, or When to look outside your market

I am looking for a good, 30-36' putzing around on our lake here in GA. I have looked at (or at least read about) 90% of the boats that are currently on the market on the lake and have not found one yet. For a boat in the $40-$50k range, how far outside my market is it worth looking. I am assuming it will cost me at least $1.50 mile to move it, plus the costs of hauling at the source end, and re commissioning at my end. Then there's the expense of traveling to examine the boat to begin with. So, my question is... Since I am not looking for a very specific make and model (ie "I absolutely have to have a 1984 Tartan 34"...) am I better off just being patient and waiting for something to come up on our lake? How long do people typically look locally before expanding their search?

Thanks in advance!
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