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post #27 of Old 10-04-2012
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Re: Champagne taste on a beer budget

Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
[*]Really nice boats sell.
[*]Really nice small boats sell fast.
[*]Older boats have already depreciated. Make 'em look clean and you'll get your money back.
[*]If you go a little smaller you can buy something nice without busting your budget.
[*]Once you start sailing your ideas of what you want will change and small boats are great teachers.[/LIST]
Well I don't think I could have put it better. The boats in your price range have already depreciated about as far as they are going to(kept in reasonable condition). I went out and found a dirty one and got it real cheap compared to what the clean ones are selling for. Some elbow grease and I have a beautiful boat. Clean boats say something and sell fast for good money. You will be spending money on maintenance and slip fees, but the actual cost of the boat you should be able to get back selling it if you play it right. Sail now!
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