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Old 12-11-2014, 18:09   #16
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Re: Buying a boat

Originally Posted by lonesoldier0408 View Post
Oooops.. showing how new again. How about anchoring out until the weather improves.?
Anchoring not always possible. Could be a bottom where it's hard to get an anchor to set. Could be steep to IE deep water right up to the shore. Could be big waves where you are that could snatch the anchor or even damage your anchoring gear.
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
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Old 12-11-2014, 18:51   #17

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Re: Buying a boat

I would suggest that if one has to ask the OP's questions, the answer is that one has neither the sailing skills or the mechanical skills to undertake the project, unless one has lots of time and really wants to enjoy a potentially long and expensive learning curve.

There are plenty of older threads about the costs of replacing or reviving a dead engine. And why boats that were only offered with inboard engines, shouldn't have outboards bolted on.

Usually it hurts less to come up the learning curve before getting married to a gaping hole in the water. (An old boat with issues.)
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Old 13-11-2014, 18:01   #18
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Re: Buying a boat

Thank you very much for your messages, they have been very helpful. Actually the my sailing will take place in Neuchatel Lake in Switzerland a good size lake to sail. I will consider then an outboard engine.

Have a great day guys!
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