Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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Yes, you can finance a private sale... I did that on my first live-aboard, a Catalina 27. (Of course, credit was a bit looser then)..
You should do some investigation and see what you can afford before you continue much farther.
Note that interest on your boat loan is tax deductable, just like a home loan.
Do you live and work in Poulsbo?
Here's some places to look
48° North - The Sailing Magazine
Also, have a look at the marina at Bremerton.. It's brand new, real nice, and mostly empty when I was there last spring.
I know that some of the marinas in Poulsbo have vacancies....
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown