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Old 03-05-2009, 19:23   #46
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I could live with that.

Until you have mastered sailing OPB's (other peoples boats) I wouldn't get one just yet. Give it a reasonable time period. Not having a lot of time or money is not a good situation for owning a boat. Maybe find a friend that is busier than you are would be a better a joint venture. I'm thinking you invest less money but be more flexible about the options. Showing up on race night regularly cuts a lot of slack.
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Until you have mastered sailing OPB's (other peoples boats) I wouldn't get one just yet. Give it a reasonable time period. Not having a lot of time or money is not a good situation for owning a boat. Maybe find a friend that is busier than you are would be a better a joint venture. I'm thinking you invest less money but be more flexible about the options. Showing up on race night regularly cuts a lot of slack.
Ditto.
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Time and tide will tell: I have had my offer accepted on an '98 Oceanis 311 here in Perth that satisfied my original criteria. Not quite as large as I originally was thinking but it's here, it's now, at the price I wanted, and comes with a pen that's a 10 minute walk from where I'm working. Strong Aussie dollar has made a big difference, as does the end of our summer to bring it within reach.
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