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i have been looking at boats on ebay. i don't have lots of money right now so i am looking for a bargain. but i think there are good bargains to. these are the boats i am thinking

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Harry—

I think you might want to take a step back and re-think what you're doing.

Bargain boats rarely are... it is often far more expensive to buy a bargain boat than it is to buy the same boat in decent condition. This is particularly true if you're going to be living aboard the boat, as it is far harder to refurbish a boat if you are living on it.

I'd highly recommend getting the book, "The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats", as it discusses over 300 small sailboats that might be suitable for you, and would give you a chance to read up on what the good and bad points of the various boats are before deciding what to look at.

eBay, IMHO, is a pretty lousy place to buy a boat. Better deals are generally had by walking the boatyards and marinas and seeing what is there and talking to the people there.

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Harry—

I think you might want to take a step back and re-think what you're doing.

Bargain boats rarely are... it is often far more expensive to buy a bargain boat than it is to buy the same boat in decent condition. This is particularly true if you're going to be living aboard the boat, as it is far harder to refurbish a boat if you are living on it.

I'd highly recommend getting the book, "The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats", as it discusses over 300 small sailboats that might be suitable for you, and would give you a chance to read up on what the good and bad points of the various boats are before deciding what to look at.

eBay, IMHO, is a pretty lousy place to buy a boat. Better deals are generally had by walking the boatyards and marinas and seeing what is there and talking to the people there.
Agree with Dog. And consider that if thta thing sinks, and you have no insurance to cover it, you might really find yourself in trouble.

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Yeah, the one your great uncle left you along with a trust fund to maintain it...that's a bargain boat...
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There are "Bargain" Boat, they just aren't as cheap as you hope they would be.
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i dont have much money now so i need to find a bargain. i herd about a guy that bought a boat for 200 and made his own sails from a tarp. he is suppoed to be living in key west flordia now. i have some more money than that so i want to buy a boat with sails already. when is the best time to sail from florida to ohio
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