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Hi I haven't bin on here in a will. But I have a 27 Coronado and I like the boat but need a bigger outboard and bunch of other stuff to make it the way I want it. My question is it worth putting the money into the boat or just go bigger and get a boat with most that stuff already. I would like to live aboard and if I do every thing like upolstry and a lot of work I could probally make it work. But what's your thoughts. Also this boat I got for free last year and I only have about 500 into it so far

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If you want to live on it I would go bigger.

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I mean I've seen people live on these boats there not really set up for it but living at a marina it'd be OK if the marina had showeres.

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Re: should i keep it or go.bigger

Ahoy Huck,

Since your into your boat for a song, why not use it as is, for as long as you can? This way you can save your money for the "right" boat, what ever it maybe. Also, you get to keep developing your skills, acquiring information and having a lot of fun along the way for not a lot of money. Many people would LOVE to be in your position. Hang in there on this one for a awhile, good things happen to those who wait.
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Re: should i keep it or go.bigger

Used boat prices being so low these days, you should be able to find a bigger boat cheap. Since you did not pay much for your current boat, you will not lose much when you sell it. I am a minimalist but for living aboard comfortably I would pick a boat in the 30-35 ft range. Just more room for stuff.

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Every 17 YO should have this dilemma.

Hi Huck. Nice to hear from you. I agree with aeventyr. Sit tight for now. Finish high school and worry about a larger boat later. At the very least spend the time getting this boat in decent condition for when you're ready to sell it.

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Re: should i keep it or go.bigger

Huck, I'm in agreement with Donna and Aev. You have a decent boat. Just keep on providing her with what she needs and wants, and she'll keep bringing you home safe with a grin on your grille.

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I think I'm going to keep the boat and fix it the way I want it. Like new jib and a bigger outboard like a 15 or 20 HP electric start with altonaor and new interior then I'll love the boat
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Good choice. Besides, if you did get a larger boat you would have to change your Sailnet ID.

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Re: should i keep it or go.bigger

if you single hand!!!,bigger isn't necessarily better,but maybe the women lie lol
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