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Being middle class myself I know the drag of the weighty buck and the unction to buy a fixer-upper. If I may humbly offer my two cents . . . .
Don't DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We looked around at boat to buy and I got all hot and bothered over a couple that would have been great to practice my other passion, carpentry, on. But, blessings, and better judgement prevailed and we picked a Lancer 25 that needed a buffing and some cleaning, but was seaworthy and not embarrassing from the first day. That way the reason for the boat is to sail. If you buy a project boat, the reason for the boat is to work on and the goal is to sail. SO . . . do yourself, your wife and your pocketbook a favor and spend an extra $1000 for a boat that's ready. You'll be sailing in spring time, have the kids looking for dolphins and camping on the islands by July, and the Mrs for a romantic overnight in August. Bring Merlot. Plus, if you spend the extra now, you'll save much more in the long run!