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Old 11-08-2011, 04:52 PM   #24
Penny Lane
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RE: Well Built, Capable and Reasonably Priced Used Boats

Something to consider. *Look for a boat that is still being actively used by its current owner. *

One of my semi liveaboard dock neighbors bought an early 70's Tollycraft 30 something with gas engines for $7,500. *It had a well kept exterior, above average canvas and a clean mold free interior. *This boat was well used by the PO right up to the day he sold it. **

It came from a well respected maker and the perceived deficits that drove the price down, the wood and glass hull and the gas engines, were no problem for its new owner. *

Another acquaintance bought an beautiful older Chriscraft that had been sitting for about five years and had a world of trouble (transmissions, mold, etc.) that finally led to his selling the boat.
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