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Be real, you know you are doing a knee jerk all or nothing reaction post!
Totally real here my friend

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We all have "reasons" why we choose the boats we do. I don't think Davids question or my answer were out of line. Nor do I think it drove me crazy. Comments without rhyme or reason except negativity....now that drives me crazy😄😄😄🐜

BTW David and I have met and his question to me and the answer were well within norms . He is very knowledgeable. I have never known him to ask a silly question . I assumed it was with merit, that why I answered it.
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It probably comes down to the availability of financing. Boats that are less than 20 years old can still be financed by a bank with a standard boat loan. That makes the market of available customers broader, and therefore the prices stay higher.
I think this is where the big price drop hits. Once you can't finance without having to have perfect credit and a house that almost all paid off to use a collateral. Once the average Joe can no longer get financed you loose a lot of market and the price drops big time. Once you are looking at only cash buyers you have less room to push someone to perhaps a bigger or more expensive boat than they would have otherwise bought.
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What are some of the most common recommendations on the new sailboats.
Old or new, the vast majority of recommendations involve electricity, particulary on euro built boats.
Many issues with propane systems. If it's a euroboat I also point out the very common NPT brass throughulls on NPT plated brass ball valves.

It's not really part of a surveyors job to criticize engineering or design but once in a while I find a rudder tube support design so weak I feel I have to mention it or an area of a hull that is so thin I can flex it by hand pressure, it must be mentioned.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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