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post #5 of Old 07-05-2018
jwing
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Re: Important Things (You Know Now), To Look For When Buying A Used Sailboat?

Unless you have experienced it, you may not appreciate how bad old sails can be, even if they look fine. Before buying any particular boat in the future, I will do some research to determine how much it will cost for new sails, new standing rigging, and new running rigging. I will subtract that cost from my purchase budget to determine how much I can afford to pay for the boat, then negotiate to a purchase price that is not higher than my budget.

If you are not experienced in boat repair, set-up, and maintenance, an active owner's association is worth several thousand dollars, IMO.
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