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Show Me the Money!!!!!!!!!
Boat shoppers, lend me your ears.
I love "what kind of boat should I buy?" threads. When it is too cold and the water too solid to sail my own boat, helping somebody else spend their money is always a great pastime. However, as so often happens, while the eager boat buyer is happy to devote sentences to why they want a boat, where they want to go, what kind of gear they want, the most vital, important , game-changing piece of information is neglected:
Help us help you. Tell us how much your real budget is when you ask for boat recommendations. If you're on a Budweiser budget, I'll hide the wine list. Conversely, if you're one of the 1%, I won't bother steering you toward 40 year old Catalina 27s.
In fact, make the budget the very first thing you mention in your opening post. And bring it up often throughout the post. Because, at the end of the day, that is the most important deciding factor in the search- the boat you will buy will be a boat you can afford.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:
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Last edited by bljones; 01-27-2012 at 09:13 PM.