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Re: What to look for in a new boat

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The part of the purchase that makes me the most nervous is learning how to maintain the boat. That's why product quality and manufacturer support are so important to me....
Other than actually sailing, this was next in line of most fun. The more we did ourselves, the more the boat felt like "ours" (despite the whole writing the check and having our names on the title part). At first we let the marina do all the work, commissioning, etc. As our confidence grew we gradually took over the maintenance thinking that if we screw something up, there will be someone around to make it right again (either a boating friend with more experience or someone in the marina). Actually, our marina has given us a lot of help and advice without asking for payment. Even loans us tools if we have a quick repair.

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