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Old 09-14-2009
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Sell her or ship her?

Greetings all,
It looks very likely that I will be taking on a new employment opportunity that will require me to relocate to Long Island from Texas. What is keeping me up so late is the question: should I try and sell my old girl or have her moved with me?

I am currently the proud owner of an 1975 Hunter 25. I have had her for 3.5 years now and most of the work done has been either for safety or maintenance. Not too much work has been done for her appearance. She is not the prettiest thing out there but I take her out several times a month.

My first goal in buying a boat was to have something fairly reliable that I could take out, and enjoy, and learn. Also it had to be well within my budget. I purchased her for only a few thousand and since then have only put in a few thousand more.

That being said, does anyone have any good advice or a rule of thumb about value versus the cost of transport?
Does anyone have an opinion on Long Island marinas/slips/moorings?
Does anyone have guesstimates on the cost of shipping from Galveston bay to Long Island?

As always thanks for you advice and time!

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I live on the east end of long island and have a buisness building and repairing boats. I have lived here for many years. That being said, my advice would be to sell your boat and buy somthing after you get here. There are many boats available here at very good prices due to the economy. Long Island, and the nearby area has always had a lot of boats I am sure you can find somthing that would exite you without too much trouble. I do not know the exact cost of shipping your current boat but based on my own experience with moving boats within just the tri-state area, it would be far more than your boat would be worth and really only a consideration IMHO if the boat was really just somthing very special too you and money was not a consideration. What part of Long Island due you plan on relocating too? Slips and moorings are usually avaialable depending whereyou want to keep your boat. Slips are rather expensive at most marinas, I pay $3000.00 for the summer season and $800 for winter(I live aboard) Often, if you find a boat from someone who is getting out of boating you can also grab there slip or mooring. I have done that more than a few times. Perhaps this is an oportunity to even move up in boats. What ever you decide, this is a great place for sailing, with lots of places to go and many great people and fellow sailors. Rick
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