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post #8 of Old 02-04-2013
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Re: Schoechl Sunbeam 34

There's a good reason why the same boat but without a teak deck will actually cost more on the used market--- a 20-yr old boat with teak deck is in my opinion a caveat emptor proposition. Check out any Swan or Baltic from this time period and you are most likely looking at a $50-80K replacement. Of course you could just hope that water has not yet penetrated to the fibreglass but don't expect the surveyor to find a comprimised subdeck---the moisture meter can't get readings under the teak. And talk to any's much much harder to sell a boat with a teak deck, but very easy to buy one. Sorry if you found the "coffin" metaphor objectionable, i just think that kind of puffy look is very dated.
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