Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
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Re: High and Dry - How long is to long?
They age in place faster than in motion. Everything rots, dries out...engine sitting idle without oil and rusting, pumps all fail, sealant dries up and stuff leaks, sails if not stored right have had critters living in them, thru hull valves are frozen, deck/hull joint sealant may have dried up....
We bought one of the 5 we've owned that had been on hard for only 1 year, and all that stuff was wrong.
If you've owned boats before, are handy, and can estimate and evaluate this stuff, maybe you can get a deal. If you're a first time cruising boat buyer, recommend you start with one that's heavily and recently used by a knowledgeable owner, and make friends with the guy.
But whatever you do, go get a boat and good luck.