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Old 05-10-2012
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Pitfalls of trading up?

Am not planning to trade up. Yet. Or maybe, ever. My main reason, if I did, would be to get a boat that is equipped for blue water cruising. And, since I still need to actually learn to sail, specifically, single handed sailing, this proposition is some distance in the future.

That said, I am curious what people do when they go from a smaller boat to a larger one, wrt, for example, slips? Specifically, those who live on their boats? Do you end up having to pay two slip fees until the older boat sells? With this market, I know owners who've had their boats up for sale for 2 years. I have seen some who go with a broker, who then puts the boat in their own slips, but if/when I trade up, I'm pretty sure that my boat is to small for a broker to be interested.

All feed back is welcomed/appreciated.
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