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Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot
Good luck finding one in his price range. He might find a project boat for under $10,000, but "pay me now or pay me later." Most likely anything he finds will have lot of refit expenses.
I bought my Cal 2-27 for a bit more than $6k. It has a diesel, and was in pretty good shape -- not perfect, but far from a "project boat". The only major faults were that she had some pretty tired sails (I got some not-so-tired sails at Minney's for a few hundred bucks), had a corroded fuel tank (I installed a new Vetus tank and replaced the fuel lines for about $400), and needed a real holding tank for the toilet (it had a badly installed 3-gal tank, just to satisfy the USCG; I installed a 13-gal tank).
$10k is a pretty realistic limit, IMHO. One might have to look around a bit, and have realistic expectations. But with a little patience the OP could find his boat without too much trouble.
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