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Best values in boats are always older vessels that *SOMEONE ELSE* has done a full, quality, *YARD* refit on...and then has to get rid of the boat due to one the dreaded 3 "Ds"....Death, Disease, Divorce.
Excellent point and I've seen it happen! Like a pristine 47' Alden sold on the St. Johns River for $12,000. ...or a beautiful 50'+ Hinkley sold from an elderly widow from their Lauderdale dock for $50,000.
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new electronics and wiring for 4K
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In truth you wouldn't want to spend much more on a 30 year old boat of course.

In my unrealistic scenario the C309 actually leave the factory at about 102k. The extra 20k is for the extras that many people want, not you or me of course.

If you have 100k note on the tub an extra 20k is only what, another $150 a month.

The 20k would pay for, 12" gps at the helm, Radar, Full integrated ticktac stuff the whole package.
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The other part of the above examples is that even if you pay the 120k for the new boat, in ten years of use it will need a refit so you have to add that to the original cost as well.

Time away from family, time away from work/business, time away from sailing and enjoying the boat with the family.
To great points.

It would be great of all boat projects could be done on days that sailing was not possible. Like posting on a sailing blog for example.
Sadly many boat projects need to be done on nice days.
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