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Old 07-23-2020, 05:59 PM   #10
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City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
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The way we start looking for a boat is by making a list of must haves and must not haves. Some of our list is no fixed furniture due to 2 bad backs so we want comfortable recliners. We also must not have vertical ladders since we always have a big dog, currently a 85 pound Lab and he is 40 pounds smaller than our last Lab. We need covered outside areas due to my countless bouts of skin cancer. A must is that the boat doesnít look like a Clorox bottle which some do. It must have at least pleasing lines to our eyes. Then we start looking at Yachtworld and sometimes BoatTrader. The UK version of Yachtworld has an advanced search feature that used to be available in the US version but no longer. With the advanced search you can find whet you are looking for much easier. You might get Powerboat Guide as it has hundreds of brief reviews and drawings of boats but it is a bit pricey. Then start looking at all the boat porn and see what catches your eye. When you are looking at 80s boats it is usual to look at the individual boat and how it has been maintained rather than the initial quality of a particular boat brand, just because it was a good boat when it was new doesnít mean that it is a good boat 40 years later.
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