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Old 23-12-2015, 12:04   #61
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Re: Get a Michigan or Florida sailboat

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Thank you very much for that tid bit of advice and info, i am glad to hear that there is a secondary market for everything sailboat.

Thanks for the well wishes and for the good luck! It is appreciated!
Came back to re-read about the motion and comfort and caught that now. I am getting a bit more technical as i read and learn more.

Everything helps!
Thanks!
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Old 23-12-2015, 12:19   #62
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Re: Get a Michigan or Florida sailboat

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I think you need to shop the boat and not the geography. There are boats taken out of the water in the northern winters that are exposed to freeze and thaw with water in laminates. There are boats in Florida taken out of the water for the summers and covered. There are boats with salt water corrosion that have had their rigging replaced. There are boats in Florida that are total crap. Actually, there are boat everywhere that are total crap! There are boats in Florida that are kept in Fresh water up the St. Johns River or places like LaBelle.

I think that it's a buyer's market and you can find what you want. There are even boats in Florida that were in the North before their recent passage south!
Coming back to re-read your advice and it makes more sense now, than when i started! Thank you!
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Old 29-04-2016, 12:11   #63
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Re: Get a Michigan or Florida sailboat

When you consider the fact that a boat from Michigan only gets used 4 to 6 months a year vs. a Florida boat that in the SUN and Salt 12 months a year...you would be better off with a northern boat.

Having lived in South Florida since 1955, I can tell you, nothing lasts long here....You dont ever see a 1955 Chevy here...you wont see any wood boats here...although my dad had several wooden Chris Crafts when I was a kid.

The UV exposure and salt environment just eats everything.
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