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Old 27-08-2009, 19:55   #1
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WTB: Inexpensive boat (under $8k, maybe $15k) in SoCal

I'm on the market for an inexpensive boat in Southern California.

$8k is the high end of my budget, including repairs. I might be able to squeeze a bit more if it's a great deal.

If it's a much bigger boat, I might justify getting financing up to about $15k, but it would have to be pretty nice and maybe 34' or better.

I just missed out on an Islander MKII 30' with new plumbing, decent interior and full electronics (new batteries, radar, chartplotter w/gps) and new bottom paint for $8500. GREAT deal. I'm so disappointed, it was sold an hour before I called.

If anyone has anything for sale, or runs into a good deal and already has a good boat, drop me a line and let me know.

Being inland for the next month in Colorado and Texas, it's very difficult to jump on deals quickly, or spot local sales, but I need something to live on when I get to SoCal in October, so I'm going to have to shop remotely.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 27-08-2009, 21:08   #2
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Your best bet is for sale by owner, which means ebay and craigslist, IMO. Also keep your eye on the classified section here, on sailnet, L&A and any other sailing boards you know of. Sometimes people post in those sections before going to ebay.
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Old 27-08-2009, 21:49   #3
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Yep, been checking those places 3x per day for awhile.

The good deals go away in a matter of hours! Crazy. :-)
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Old 28-08-2009, 03:25   #4
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To Bad your in So Cal... Down here in SW Fla I have a 30" Albin Ballad that will be a good deal for someone..

And a all ocean boat..!!
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