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post #23 of Old 11-05-2006
Gene T
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I would go with that nagging feeling you have inside that says "BUY IT" or "DON"T BUY". The perfect boat doesn't exist, but you know what your hot buttons are. The admiral and I recently looked at a boat we wanted to like, a Beneteau 38s5. It looked great on paper and is well recommended. We found so many things about the design of the boat that bugged us, the boat itself was in very nice condition. We talked about it all day after seeing it, but when we got up the next morning we both agreed it was the wrong boat, the "DON"T BUY" was clear.

There is just no substitute for looking at lots of boats. We use reason to narrow the choices but when it comes down to it it's feeling that make the sale.

Let us know what you decide.
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