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Old 05-04-2010, 17:11   #16
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Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
In your shoes I would go ready to sail.

Main downside is less size for your buck.

Upside is you will learn what things do and why and how before they need repair / replacement / refurb........whilst actually out sailing! (easy to turn a bit of a refurb into a bow to stern project - whether needed or not, just because "it" makes sense whilst doing something else )
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Old 05-04-2010, 17:24   #17
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Bash is so totally correct! Often, a "brand new boat" will actually need more work than one that is a few years old. That's because the owner of the few-years-old boat will very likely have already gone through the list. To get a sense of it, look through some of the blogs of people who picked up their boats from the factory and went on a long trip. Almost always without exception they encounter lots of things to fix. Mostly minor, sometimes major, though.

They're not like cars, or houses. We've all gotta be nuts to love 'em so.

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