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Looks like a pretty good deal, esp with a trailer.. but it'd be wise to get more clarification on just exactly what "a little TLC" means.. Some Jboats have been known to be prone to wet deck cores, so a thorough survey is still indicated here.

Some glass work, paint and a new set of sails will quickly (at least) double your investment.. so keep your eyes open (though even at $9K with a trailer that's not bad in our area).

Good luck.
 

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Wrong time of year to be saleing, right time to be buying. I'd take a look at it at least. I'm assuming that your looking for a J24. If not then it has it's own liabilities. So look at some other boats as well.
 

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I was just looking at the local craigslist I am not particularly in the market, I'm just always looking this one just caught my attention and I wanted another opinion.
 

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It's about in line with some of the boats I've been seeing. I've been surfing craigslist myself looking at what's out there for when my RV sells.
 

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Been seeing plenty of boats going pretty cheap lately, combination of the economy and the season.

I would pick it up, simply because it's sitting on a trailer. My 'new' boat I paid what I did for it primarily because it came on cradle on a dual 5000lb axle flatbed 8x24 trailer. Having been looking for a trailer to move my other boat, I'd seen the same size/type trailer averaging $1500 used in just useable condition.

Would definitely check out the boat and see if the good outweighs the bad and both equal or exceed the asking price.

Ken.
 
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