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Went sailing on that boat when we first started getting the idea to try sailing,
Beautiful boat well maintained/updated/restored, and owned by a very knowledgeable woman ( after that afternoon , we were hooked!). Love the design but it would mean selling our c&c30, which would be like getting rid of the family pet! But oh those graceful lines on that alberg..... Must not continue to view the pictures...
 

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This boat looks VERY well cared for.

But what if you purchase a boat through an eBay auction and you either feel the boat wasn't as represented or you find a major problem the owner wasn't aware of?
 

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Funny thing, when these glass boats first came out in the late '50s but really the early '60s, they were "clorox bottles".

Now they're "plastic classic", with the mahogany trim you don't see much of any more.

And I cut my teeth on Carl Alberg boats--not fast, but seaworthy and safe. They were considered "plain" because they didn't have much sheer. Not considered plain these days.
 

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This boat looks VERY well cared for.

But what if you purchase a boat through an eBay auction and you either feel the boat wasn't as represented or you find a major problem the owner wasn't aware of?
Well eBay claims that it is easy to get your money back, but it seems that neither buyers nor sellers are happy with the process. So for me, it would have to be "cheap enough" to not be bothered by a deal gone sour. Not that I can afford to loose $5.00 let alone the amount of a boat. Most listings you can check it out before bidding, if you email the sender. Often there are clues as to where it is, so you can look to see if it looks worth taking the risk. For me it would not be worth it except for a "Boat Angel" listing that might sell for $2,000 or so.
 
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