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post #23 of Old 05-09-2012
windnutlarry
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Re: Would you buy a boat from eBay??

Depends. I bought my 1983 Sovereign 17 on Ebay as a charity donation. Paid $580+$200 fees and brought it home. Biggest problem was all the sticky little maple tree cooties that finally had to be removed with acetone. That, and the 150 gal of rainwater sloshing around the cabin. I sanded and repainted the bottom with Aquakote, cleaned up the exterior teak, and have a great trailer sailer. The pucker factor is pretty high when you get that winning bid, but I have no regrets.
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