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That list is not a bad start but unfortunately, it is not a very good list for sailboats or for used boats. Its missing questions about rigging, electronics, and sail condition. It also does not make the sea trial a condition of the purchase or provide a list of items that you should be observing on a sea trial. It does not discuss a purchase from a private owner.

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Unfortunately, there are far more powerboats out there than sailboats. However, that should be changing if the gas prices stay the way they are.

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Unfortunately, there are far more powerboats out there than sailboats. However, that should be changing if the gas prices stay the way they are.
As one would expect there is already a glut of power boats for sale forming but the buyers aren't cooperating, so now watch the prices dive and the charitable donations increase. Of course since they changed the tax rules the charitable write-off isn't what it used to be either.

I just had a great weekend sailing 25 miles to Oxford, MD in two legs. Then we motored back in calm winds Sunday. The last two seasons the power boat wakes are much less down our way on the Chesapeake near Deale. At cruise speed I know that we used less than two gallons of diesel or about 6 bucks. I even buy road diesel for quality and don't worry about the road taxes, just livin' large on a 34 sailboat.
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