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Re: Another Wet Ericson

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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
....And of course, the dream that I can parlay some skills I think I have into a deal.
In the spirit of helping you think through the process, you seem a little conflicted. You say you do not want a project boat, but you are looking for a boat at a good price that may need work you feel you have the skills to do.

I'd be careful. Boats that are at low cost and need real work, almost never are a good deal in the end. There is the rare opportunity and some who pull it off. They are, by far, the exception. A good deal can be one with solid bones, but needs to be thoroughly cleaned, painted or varnished, maybe some soft goods or a new set of sails or running rigging. That's it. If you start thinking about glass, wet, wood, motors, keels, etc, they typically go upside down quickly.


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