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Old 05-21-2014, 07:17 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Apres Ski View Post

Smaller = less maintenance = less cost, and more importantly, less time spent working to save the money for a bigger boat!

There's sometimes a point here where that that works the opposite way you might expect. If the boat is smaller, but the maker still crammed in a bunch of stuff that needs on-going maintenance, periodic service, occasional repair, etc... access to said systems will become your favorite issue for consideration.

A single engine 42 will usually offer better engine access than a single engine 38. A 42 with two heads might be easier to maintain than a 38 with two heads. Two ACs on a 42 might be easier to access than the two ACs on a 38. And so forth.

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