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Old 18-10-2015, 08:05   #1
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Well, the best boat that I can justify buying is the little C&C 25. Its a fine boat and the best one for the muddy ohio river upon which I live.
The thing is, its smaller than I want. Also, with my retirement coming up, I want to buy the boat for where I want to be, not where I am.
But there is only one possible choice, another C&C, a 1987 33 footer. Beautiful shape, assuming the balsa in the hull s ok. They did a superficial cleanup of the boat and are asking too much for it, in my opinion. 28,500.
All of the rigging, sails engine etc are original. Appears to me that its on the cusp of needing a lot of new stuff.
I have not yet contemplated shipping a boat in from elsewhere. There are a few locations a few days away by water that have interesting boats,but I doubt I'll be motoring a boat 300 ,November.
At this point I'm thinking of waiting And watching the market.
I guess I don't need to be in a hurry to buy a boat so I can pay winter storage on it before I ever sail it.
Any other ideas?
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Old 18-10-2015, 08:50   #2
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Re: compromises

You're definitely sitting in the seat with all of the power... Starting at a BASE of 30k for a boat that you're not sure of sounds unwise...

Shopping around in your strong position and hauling it are OK prospects if you have the time and money for scouting trips... Good deals will likely equal the cost of close boats with transport...

So I didn't really say anything you weren't already feeling... Patience should pay off...
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
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