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Re: Looking for a 32-35' offshore boat

Sounds like you have a plan..and have had one for a while....and are keeping to it.
That's not so easy to do.
I hope she checks out OK for you.
It's a big deal.
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Re: Looking for a 32-35' offshore boat

One thing I have learned is that the long range cost of a boat can often be the inverse of the initial purchase. Particularly when looking at a "cheaper" older boat versus a newer, more expensive one. As much as I love my boat, I'd be in much better shape, money-wise, had I bought the more expensive 20 yr newer boat I almost did.
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Re: Looking for a 32-35' offshore boat

While the cost of used boats has dropped quite a bit in the last 10 years, the cost of parts, supplies, and labor to fix a boat hasn't. Paying a premium for a boat in top condition is usually the most cost effective choice, unless the premium is way out of line.
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While the cost of used boats has dropped quite a bit in the last 10 years, the cost of parts, supplies, and labor to fix a boat hasn't. Paying a premium for a boat in top condition is usually the most cost effective choice, unless the premium is way out of line.
Not just the condition, but newer stuff doesn't need replaced as soon as older stuff, generally.

As an aside, what's somewhat near Indianapolis? Anderson, Lebanon, Seymour, New Castle?

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Re: Looking for a 32-35' offshore boat

Actually, I believe that if you find an older boat that is well cared for, you have less headaches than when purchasing a new boat. Just about everything that needed fixing or replacing has usually been fixed or replaced on the older boat, and in many instances, it's a turnkey operation for the next decade - not usually the case with a new boat that you paid a huge sum of money for. And, most of the time, the cost of that older boat is a fraction of what the new one would cost, yet it has all the goodies already installed by the previous owner. The new boat will be bare bones, stripped if you may, and you will ultimately bear the expense of adding all the new toys, radar, AIS, electric windlass, GPS/Plotter, Auto-pilot, you know, the fun stuff.

Good luck, Kriss, and I hope you find what you are searching for,

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Not just the condition, but newer stuff doesn't need replaced as soon as older stuff, generally.

As an aside, what's somewhat near Indianapolis? Anderson, Lebanon, Seymour, New Castle?
I think by 'somewhat near Naptown', he means near Annapolis Md.


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Didn't know Annapolis carried that sobriquet as well.

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I think by 'somewhat near Naptown', he means near Annapolis Md.
Yep. Current boat is in Edgewater, MD, on the Rhode River.
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Re: Looking for a 32-35' offshore boat

Would a Rival 32 be a better choice than Contest 33? There is one much closer to me in NC: Park Boat Companies Brokerage Division (Manteo, NC)

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Not that I have ever sailed either, but looking at the numbers (SA/D, L/D, LWL, Ballast ratio, etc) and the interior layout, tankage and so on, the Contest looks like a wildly better boat in all ways. Of course, this ignores issues of build quality and those intangibles that the numbers do not address.

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