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Hi all,

I've been sailing in other peoples boats for 43 years now and since I'm getting close to retirement I'm looking for things to occupy my time. To that end I started looking at boats large enough to live on with the thought of heading south in the fall and north in the spring. My perusals brought me here to this wealth of knowledge and I thought I'd say hello pull up a chair and get comfortable.

I have already talked to some local yacht clubs so I know there are moorings available I just need to find a boat I like at a price I can afford. I hope to find something this year. I plan to retire in the next 3 years and until then I'll be day sailing in lake Ontario with the occasional weekend run.

So, see you around.
Paul
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Sounds like a good plan Paul!
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Welcome, what part of Canada? If you're in Ontario and need to look at boats in Buffalo I can help out. Matter of fact someone needs to buy this one! I've been drooling over it all year. It's in the yard where mine is and I pass it several times a day while I restore mine. I think it's perfect for what you want. No affiliation with the broker other than he sold me my boat...

Just noticed the price has dropped, it was $165,000 IIRC.

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I appreciate all the warm welcome messages and yes I am from Ontario. I'm not sure what costs are involved in buying a boat in Buffalo and registering it in Ontario. Something else to investigate I guess as I've seen a few nice ones south of the border.

eMKay that boat does look interesting, thanks for posting the link. It's a little bigger than I was thinking but the price sure is attractive and what a retirement home!

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the costs are very minimal if the boat is made in North America, I sold a boat to a Canadian (it was my Siren) and I believe he just needed to fill out a form and pay a small fee, no duty. Anyway as long as the boat is made in NA it's easy, the broker would know the exact process.
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