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Aaron Norlund

Hey all,

In case you don't see it, there is a link in that auction to 32 other pictures of the boat:

Here:
http://usauctions.com/ItemDetails.aspx?ID=8430

Take a real good look. The boat seems like it was in somewhat rough shape before the storm, which certainly didn't help! Figure, if you're on either of the coasts, it'll cost some six or seven thousand dollars to get it home (at least, not counting you're going there and all). If it sells for more than $10,000, I wouldn't be surprised if you wind up with $20k invested just getting it home!

Then figure another $4k to get the rig up and fixed (at least). And then you still have a boat that was a project before!

I don't want to seem like a downer, but we've juggled the numbers for boats in the past and in every case, the figures say it'll cost more for the fixer-upper than a boat in good shape. For those who have little to spend and live in the area, these can be great finds. But distance increases costs a LOT. Just be weary and brutally honest with yourself of the actual costs.

Too many people buy fixer-uppers and wind up in a flop and having to postpone their plans! This isn't to say don't think about it - but to be cautious.

My ~$.02

Cheers,
Aaron N.

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