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post #5 of Old 10-31-2011
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Originally Posted by mbtech View Post
Thanks for the info, still not to confident. Sounds like a great deal for the money , but dont want somthing that is going to be a headache. I am going to be sailing inland lakes on the weekends with my wife. Dont mind doing some work, but it is a challenge when you cant get parts.
My bet would be that you cannot get manufacturer parts for 95% of the boats built before 1990. Cat yes, anyone else?

If you dont want something that is going to be a headache, plan to spend $8000 not $800. An operable trailer alone is worth $800. Frankly the little Spectrum looks like a sweet trailerable, Jim Taylor is a first class designer who does nice stuff. If I were looking for what you say you want, this boat or a small S2 would be the way to go - they are head and shoulders above the common trash boats found in this size/price range.

My opinion is this is a boat worth a close look...perhaps you want to look for one asking $5000 and you wont need to get your hands too dirty. several regards...

Last edited by sailingfool; 10-31-2011 at 03:00 PM.
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