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Old 25-12-2009, 09:32   #16
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Originally Posted by BubbleHeadMd View Post
" "fiscal irresponsibility".
We're still talking boats...right?

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Old 25-12-2009, 14:09   #17
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Originally Posted by BubbleHeadMd View Post
Exactly- Budget boat, budget make-over. Sure, I have tons of money to pour into it, but this is kind of my "practice boat", and no matter what I do to it, I probably won't get more than I paid for it. So I'm trying to find the right balance of "pride of ownership" and "fiscal irresponsibility".

You've all given me several inexpensive methods to try. Thanks!
I think you have the right idea on the costs thing. Very easy to over capitalise.

Also IMO no bad thing to settle (in advance) for an outcome that is less than perfect in looks rather than to strive and fail badly by being too ambitious and / or seeking showroom perfection.......the aim being for sound, clean and tidy. Anything else being a bonus With an older boat, it's an older boat and they tend to look less than 21st Century factory fresh.

I would also add to think about the resale impact of any "improvements" IMO best keep away from the dayglow green fake fur (no matter it's anti-condensation properties ) or otherwise over customising to your tastes and needs in looks or useability.

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