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When you buy a boat that doesn't have refrigeration, a bimini, Depth gauge, wind instrument, air conditioning, autohelm, etc. etc. these are nice options you may spend your boatbucks on some day. So you think you should buy one with all that and more? When it breaks, it isn't an option any more! It needs to be repaired or replaced! Bring out another thousand! Keep it simple! but buy a simple boat in good shape, because as Gary said, repairs are expensive! And even though you plan a trailerable, pay a marina tab. If it is at the marina (Even on a trailer, which is cheaper than a slip) you will use it much more. If you have to tow it, step the mast, and rig it every time you want an hour's saiing, you won't do it unless you have a whole day. Been there, done that, got the T shirt to prove it! A lot of marinas let you keep the boat on a trailer and the rigging in place for that impulsive moonlight sail. You need that!
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Check out the price of new sails. It may surprise you.
Old sails feel like a t-shirt and the boat will really sail poorly and slow.
Newer sails feel more like plastic.
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