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post #30 of Old 04-05-2014
Frogwatch
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Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

There is a saying that is certainly true: "The bigger the boat the less it is used". It is true because a bigger boat requires more maintenance hence less sailing time. Further, one has to make more money to afford to own it meaning less sailing.
New boats rarely go on extended cruises simple because the owner is busy earning money to pay for them whereas older are already paid for.
New boats can be as big a maintenance headache as an older boat. Just read the warranty stories about new boats, and these are boats people pay full price for. By the time these boats are used, the major headaches are solved.
New boats require more maintenance to keep up their value hence less sailing time whereas an older boat is already depreciated so maintenance for the purpose of "looks" can be allowed to slide.
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