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Buying a Hunter 30...Another Update..
So last week I had posted about the 76 Hunter 30' for $4000 I had found...I've looked at the boat 3 times now, twice on my own and once with the owner...The owner is just out of college and had purchased the boat in April and has never used it. It's clear he was just trying to flip it for profit. He showed me some great paper work that showed $13k worth of work in 2009 which included new keel bolts, mast step work, new chain plates, awgrip on the deck, etc...so,its obviously a great deal and we're going to start her up Wednesday...
My hesitations which I need your help getting past...I have about $6k saved for this...but the costs of just finishing the season with it are adding up...$600 for insurance...I've got a few quotes, this includes a survey, $200 to document, $790 for a mooring with launch service through October...then I have winter storage or bringing it home to worry about...$1440 for storage or 1580 to bring it home, take the mast Dow, and bring it back in the spring....
So, for this season I'm looking at about $3k in addition expenses...perhaps I can offer less, maybe $3500 to offset it a bit but it's a big upfront hit...I've
checked yacht clubs in the area as they are much cheaper but they all have waiting lists...do I bite the bullet and go for it?