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Unhappy ignorant boat buyer needs advice

We saw online a 1976, 20' Bayliner Buccanner for sale @$ 950. Does this seems cheap is this a good boat on lae in in Central Tx?

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It all depends on the condition. You really need to give us more to go on. Any pictures or description?
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A 20' boat for less than a grand is probably going to need a fair bit of work.

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If you cant afford to go look at it, it will be more expensive than you think. I have talked to some e-bay sellers and some (so ask!) will refund your bid if the boat is not as described. The thing is to ask questions ask for photos and when you are really serious go look.
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There is a big demand for boats that size. The price is low. That would lead one to think that it's in poor condition. If you need to repair and replace a lot of things it is very easy to spend four or five times the purchase price. Don't buy it without seeing it.

Good Luck - hope everything works out well
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It will look like this and is a very tender boat...This one is in good shape and was given to a friend of mine for free with out a trailer...No offence but thats the only way Id take one...way better boats out there...here we are bailing after a blats of wind knocked us down that my mac 21 would have laughed at. and after being towed to shore .. (it would not right itself despite all our efforts...and we almost lost her.)

I would not sail this boat in the PNW salt for anyone..
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