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post #3 of Old 05-25-2012
miatapaul
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Re: Has anybody gone the sub 5k route for a liveaboard?

There was a 28 foot Westerly here in New York that they were trying to sell for years, and could not, I think they donated it finally. I thought it looked like a tough boat. It was too small for me, as I am willing to only sacrifice so much. But if I bought it at least I would be in the water now! The other thing with a small boat, is the slip fees will be lower.

I would only go for a "dead engine" if it was something I could reasonably rebuild. An Atomic 4 here in the US had good parts availability. I would run from a Volvo, as parts are ridiculously expensive and hard to get here. Some brands can be very expensive even for maintenance parts.
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