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post #6 of Old 05-18-2012 Thread Starter
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Re: Hello from Virginia (NOVA)!

When I make the leap to buy, I will probably look to keep it near Woodbridge. I will start looking at the other Marinas when the need arises. If I get dumb/brave enough to attempt to liveaboard, it seems like it may be very hard to find a place that will allow that on the VA side so I may end up in MD.

Of course I want a 40+ sized boat! I do not want to get something that I will immediately want to replace but I know I have a long way to go! So far the ones I like that are less than 40 are the Hunter 34, Tartan 34, Catalina 30 and Pearson 30. In about a year I am expecting my budget to be around 50K. My thoughts were to look for something in the 20-30K range and set aside the rest for those “major” repairs/upgrades that may pop up. If a really good deal presented it self between now and then I might have to jump on it.

Thanks for the input Chuck!
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