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I posted earlier about what people would recommend for a truly seaworthy boat if money were not a problem up to 450k.

I think what I feel MOSt comfortable with, whether the boat is 250k or 450k is the reputation of the Captain, and what others feel about how he or she has kept the vessel.

IF YOU HAD TO PICK BY CAPTAIN, knowing of course they want to sell, or know of a good boat for sale,


WHAT CAPTAIN WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

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THIS for me is becoming a VERY IMPORTANT CRITERIA, because OBVIOUSLY tthe best captains are going to keep their ship well and have figured out the creature comforts.

SO THERE's A CHALLENGE!
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+1 for MaineSail...stand up guy across the board
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I am a newer boat owner, I am following MianeSail's advice on re bedding and other issues for my new"used" boat. MaineSail. from a noob
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Sorry, already sold my last Boat!

Yes, definitely Mainesail.

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I do not think MS is selling.

That being said, I think most owner/captains who have kept up their boats very well will often sell via the private market before going to YW. Reputation is everything as has been confirmed here. Every boat I have owned I have improved and sold for 25-30% more than what I paid and usually to the first looker via private listings or word of mouth.

I bought my present boat this way because it was good enough to market honestly. By honestly I mean the seller provided information on all the good and bad stuff. I found it via word of mouth.

So ask around the local marinas and clubs or check out some of the boat specific forums for those really good boats that get passed around outside of mainstream sources like YW.

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So if MainSail wins....

How do I find him and contact him.

ALSO I am seriously looking at "Moonshadow" a 62' scandi deerfoot by Dashew.

Anyone Know this boat or George Bacchus the present owner?

Their website is sailmoonshadow.com

He just finished a multi-year circumnav

SO How do I get in touch with MAINSAIL?

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Use the PM feature of Sailnet. He would be more than happy to help you out.

If that does not work, I can have him contact you.

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