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post #9 of Old 09-09-2006
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Boat Suggestion

... one final thought...

Spend 2/3 of your total budget on the boat and leave 1/3 for repairs, upgrades and outfitting. For example, spend $66k of a $100k budget on the boat and leave $34k for updgrades. It sounds like a lot to spend on gear and repairs, but you'll find that this ratio holds up over the first two years of boat ownership, especially for people buying cruising sailboats.

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