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Re: The Joys and Pitfalls of Buying a New Boat - Part 1
[quote=dsullyec1;927583]What you say makes a whole lot of sense. Can you suggest what types of things we need to look out for on a used boat? We know a little, but I know there are lots of things we need to watch for. One man we met in a boatyard in St. Maarten said not to pay for a survey, but to have a friend or someone who knows a lot about boats look the chosen boat over, checking all the main things using as much as they know about boats and then buying him dinner at a fancy restaurant or something equally as nice.[/quote]
Good Old Boat magazine is a great source for finding and fixing equipping good old boats. They do an article in each issue of a different old boat and usually go into great detail about strengths and weaknesses of the particular boat, what price range you can expect to pay, what to look for in the way of repairs, etc.
Fair winds and following seas....