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Old 27-04-2013, 13:16   #1
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T minus 2(ish) years

So I am 1/2 through my 5 year plan... The date to leave being late 2015. I don't have the boat yet. I do have a tiny sailing dink to scare the family with. Seems to me about time to make the plunge on the big boat. I hate to buy too early and spend money on slip fees insurance etc. rhat could go into the kitty. I do expect to want to spend at least 18 months + having to do updates etc. Trying to find that balance point especially since I live 3+ hours from the harbor.

Found one I think I like... at least from afar going to see her in 2 weeks. Is patience a better thing here or screw it go for it you only live once! ??
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Old 27-04-2013, 13:59   #2
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Re: T minus 2(ish) years

If you made a five year plan patience has already been a priority. I'd be cautious in maintaining this patience and not "fall in love" with the first pretty sheer line or turn of the bilge! Stick to a set of planned criteria. I've seen some good buys made lately.
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Re: T minus 2(ish) years

This one ticks off a lot of the right boxes... I don't *think* I am rushing into this one from a love aspect... it could be the right boat... more a question of is this the right time?
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Re: T minus 2(ish) years

Oh, I understand. Will you lose too much financially by having the boat and paying the slip fees over the many months before you can cruise away? I doubt if anyone other than you will have the information to answer this. Will you get to the boat often for working on it and using it? Can you store it cheaply on the hard? If it's at a private dock, can you make a time remianing at the former owner's dock part of the deal? .......I would think that, of these choices, finding a place to store the boat dry in a boat yard might be the least expensive.
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