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Old 08-12-2011, 07:50 AM   #36
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City: San Diego
Country: US
Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
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RE: Especially for you single screw guys

Moonstruck wrote:*We were looking at Flemings before my wife died.* I'm glad I didn't buy one.* It would be a lot to take care of.* This one suits quite well*for now.
******* I will admit to having Fleming on my "Top 5" list but having had a 54' Sport Fisher and having done the maintenance (mostly) by myself, I have noticed that my ego does not need constant reinforcement anymore. (Been there ...done that.) maybe it's an age thing or a better understanding how the boat will be used but "bigger is not always better" when it comes to boats. At 70 years old, I now believe that for a couple with occasional overnight guests, (Grand-kids, etc,) a 42 footer gets the job done quite nicely. (ie; GB Europa, Sabre, East Bay, etc.) With today's slip fees, insurance premiums, fuel prices, maintenance costs, diver's fee, property tax, etc, owning a relatively new boat over 50 feet is almost prohibitive.
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