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Methinks the person who coined the phrase "love at first sight" was talking about a sailboat.

When you see her, you will know...
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My belief is that when you see the boat you will KNOW it is the one for you as compared to the accepting a few compromises school. It is like love, can you imagine marrying someone because she was good enough!

On another note, when talking to a seller at a distance: if it feels like you are getting a lot of honest and straight forward information that is a good thing. If the whole discussion is how this boat is perfect for you and all sell, sell, sell...beware.

Hang in there if you want to find a boat, you will!
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My belief is that when you see the boat you will KNOW it is the one for you as compared to the accepting a few compromises school. It is like love, can you imagine marrying someone because she was good enough!

On another note, when talking to a seller at a distance: if it feels like you are getting a lot of honest and straight forward information that is a good thing. If the whole discussion is how this boat is perfect for you and all sell, sell, sell...beware.

Hang in there if you want to find a boat, you will!
Ha ha, well, I did (and do) feel that way about my wife! But when it comes to a boat, I tend to think that if I wait to be hit over the head with perfection (in my eyes), then I'll be waiting for a long time, and I'd rather be sailing! I've found a boat or two that could be right, but I'd really like a second visit to confirm my gut feeling. Since they are out of the area, it's hard to get that second visit, so I either have to rely on my first impression and just bite the bullet, or I have to work in another trip there very soon... Hmmm....
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I always thought looking was almost the most fun. Then again I always loved car shopping/negotiating right down to the point where we had to agree on a price,

There will be a boat that grabs you. Even if it is far away the cost of transport will probably be something you can build into the price you want.

Only problem will be if you are looking for two incompatible things. Like a trailerable boat that is super fast like a racer with a huge and well appointed interior, etc...

You just have not yet found the right boat. Doa lot of internet searching first to determine models and types of boats you like. Then look.

Last year sold one boat I didnt want to sell and had deposit on another I was not intendingto buy within two weeks. The new boat just grabbed me....

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