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Steve, you might try http://www.sailingtexas.com/cboats.html. Boats for sale by owner from all over the US are listed. Other than that, I really don't know anything about them.
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I've got to agree that dealing with the owner would be much better. In my experience, it seems like the brokers rarely know anything about the boat other than what is on the printed sheet that is listed. I'd much rather deal with an owner that has spent multiple hours on the boat sailing and maintaining it, but it seems like brokers get the bulk of business.
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it seems like brokers get the bulk of business.
It's kind of like real estate; it takes a lot of time and effort to properly market and sell any major investment. Add insurance and financing issues and it's not surprising to see sellers rely on brokers.

But I agree, the owner really should be available for specific questions, if not outright conversation.........

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IIRC, the craigslist sites allow you to create a RSS (really simple syndication) newsfeed out of their listings. What the poster did is fed the RSS feeds into a google reader and then used the google search capabilities to pull out the sailboat listings that were of interest to them.

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Can you explain this a little better? I have perused craigslist a little but the search features are very limited and seemed to take a really long time to weed through hundereds of powerboats, jet skis, bass boats, canoes etc... to find a single sailboat.

Thanks for the idea.

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IIRC, the craigslist sites allow you to create a RSS (really simple syndication) newsfeed out of their listings. What the poster did is fed the RSS feeds into a google reader and then used the google search capabilities to pull out the sailboat listings that were of interest to them.
Sorry to be a pain, but...what? I looked at craigslist and can't find anything about creating a RSS feed. Checked out googgle reader and think I can figure that out if I knew how to make/find an RSS feed from craigslist.

Can you explain how to create a RSS feed from craigslist?
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IIRC, there's an RSS icon on the lower right corner of the Craiglist listing pages... use that url link for the RSS feed.

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Ah ha! Thats what I needed to know. Ya, that works pretty well. Thanks for the tip!
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There is a slick Catalina 27 with trailer for 10500 in my marina. You can PM me if interested and I wall get you the contact info.
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Hey,

You can always find your favorite yachtworld.com listing, then try and look the boat up and see if its been USCG documented. You can get owner contact info there.

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If you are interested in a 1986 27 Catalina with a diesel, I would let mine go for a very good price after I fix the leak. How's that for honesty ;-)
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