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Sounds like you are nailing down some criteria that are important. Now go filter out the boats that have what you are realizing you like. Good luck.


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The brother of the guy who passed us off cuz he was too busy called today. These brothers are as different as night and day. He was very helpful, informative and more than willing to work with us. The call lasted about an hour and I think if we could have kept going, he would have too.

The biggest obstacle we're having so far seems to be finding boats within a half-day's drive.
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The biggest obstacle we're having so far seems to be finding boats within a half-day's drive.
I think that is kind of normal unless you live in Annapolis, Newport. Kemah or Florida.

Keep plugging away it takes time and patience to get something good
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cool, bu Julie. lines led aft can pretty much be done on any boat. Don't let that stop you from looking at boats that aren't with lines led aft.
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Have you considered boats that are farther away, and having them moved (either by land or by water)?

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Re: The Search Widens Before it Narrows

Here's a strategy that could help widen the search, without undue traveling. If you can narrow your choice down to a brand, maybe a model or two or a range within that brand, then go see the closest dealer. They almost always have a used broker. Even if not for sale, they can often get you aboard customers boats, just so you can choose what you're looking for. They may have some inventory, but are often very schooled on all the inventory on the market. If they don't have what you want, they are pretty wired into the community to properly filter distant boats before you nail down what you may want to visit to confirm it is as advertised. Since you've already been aboard the model nearby, you're only traveling to assess quality when you've picked the one.


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Have you considered boats that are farther away, and having them moved (either by land or by water)?
Our search has been the US and Canada but we're focusing on the Great Lakes first and working out from there.

Minn, when we were talking to the broker I suggested just what you said, that we check out boats in the area where he knows the owners well enough that they might be willing to show us their boats. He didn't jump on that. I got the feeling that's probably not going to happen.

Right now we're mapping out some day trips to check out boats for when we visit a friend in CT. There's 9 boats in the area on our list but only four different models, so we don't have to see all 9... but I'll bet we do.
Depending on obligations at home, we may drive down from there into MD and do some browsing.
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Minn, when we were talking to the broker I suggested just what you said, that we check out boats in the area where he knows the owners well enough that they might be willing to show us their boats. He didn't jump on that. I got the feeling that's probably not going to happen......
It s a strategy that probably works best with a dealer based broker. They would have an ongoing service relationship with their customers and a closer connection to make this happen.

However, if any broker can't deliver what you want. Get a new one! They made more.


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The brother of the guy who passed us off cuz he was too busy called today. These brothers are as different as night and day.
Would one of those brothers happen to be named Tim? If so, is he the former or the latter?


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