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Old 07-19-2016, 08:54 AM   #21
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The selection around here in Seattle is mostly for the lakes. More North, I see boats for colder, rougher terrain. It seems the focus is more on reliability and sturdiness, rather then ice-maker, bar chairs, individual A/C, etc. I am sure there are good ones around Seattle waters, too, I just cannot afford them.
If you believe there is that big a difference between Seattle and Vancouver, then you are not seeing what you are looking at.


Large numbers of WA boats, particularly in the Bellingham, Anacortes areas are built and rigged the same as those a few miles north. A year ago "affordability" was a considerable factor but Canadian prices have caught up to the US and all the Canadian bargains are already wearing red white and blue.

If you were one of my sons, I'd be telling him to slow down but he wouldn't listen.

Either.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:39 AM   #22
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I don't have a solid answer, but I think all three you have mentioned.
The selection around here in Seattle is mostly for the lakes. More North, I see boats for colder, rougher terrain. It seems the focus is more on reliability and sturdiness, rather then ' ice-maker, bar chairs, individual A/C, etc. '
I am sure there are good ones around Seattle waters, too, I just cannot afford them. Limits, limits, limits.... lol
Most of the boats you see in Washington are designed to be used in the inland coastal waters of the Salish Sea. They almost never will see big water outside of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Georgia. And for those, they pick weather windows. As near as I can tell it is the same in BC.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:16 AM   #23
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I don't have a solid answer, but I think all three you have mentioned.
The selection around here in Seattle is mostly for the lakes. More North, I see boats for colder, rougher terrain. It seems the focus is more on reliability and sturdiness, rather then ' ice-maker, bar chairs, individual A/C, etc. '
I am sure there are good ones around Seattle waters, too, I just cannot afford them. Limits, limits, limits.... lol
Dont forget to shop in California as well. There are lots of good boats for sale, and many of them are fresh water boats.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:32 PM   #24
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I am, I am, .... lol

You sent me to Mr. Pascoe's web site and now I am more discouraged than ever! The things I am reading there, not very promising. So, I am learning. I am slowing down. I am thinking things over.

No more 60' for 60K dream....



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Old 07-19-2016, 08:54 PM   #25
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Affordable debt to acquire long-term necessities works for me, but not for toys/hobbies unless one has income-producing assets one doesn't want to dispose of at the time.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:19 PM   #26
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There are not many blue water boats in the 50 to 75 ft range, so you have to know understand what a blue water boat. The best is walk thru boat yards as what is below the water line is equally more important. So just looking at the super structure does not tell the the whole story. There are far more blue water sail boats than motor boats. However what makes a blue water is the same basic of a sail boat, so you have to search them out.
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You did not mean marinas, but boat yards where the boats are fixed, etc.?
Will they let me in, just to walk around?
I think I understand your point about the blue water boats.



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You are correct, but the delivery makes it lot more expensive to buy from California, or other states.




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