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Old 20-04-2011, 20:29   #1
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Need Comments on New Sailboat

I have been talking and looking at new sailboats till blue in the face.
What a great market for new boats....I have been offered a free trip to South Carolina to look at a
50' Beneteau....Also Catalina has offered the same to look at their
47'--2 Cabin Cruiser.
I had a half day cruise on a Jeanneau
The prices indicate that these are middle of the road boats.
I also looked at a couple of high end boats...a late model 42' Valiant and a Pacifica.
Gosh people are very proud of these two boats.
I am retired and plans are to live on board 80% of the time and cruise the rest.
Can any one comment on these boats for me or maybe tell me your choice of
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Old 20-04-2011, 23:37   #2
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Anyone offering a free trip is betting that they are a better salesman than you are at objectively making a rational decision about parting with your cash. I like to pay my way.
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Old 21-04-2011, 04:23   #3
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Re: Need Comments on New Sailboat

Welcome to CF FunCo. Tell us what you have been sailing and what you like/dislike about what you've seen so far.
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