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View Poll Results: This year, are you
Planning on buying a new boat this year 3 12.50%
Planning to buy a “new to you” used boat with the buyer’s market 4 16.67%
Staring a custom built boat 5 20.83%
Still working on existing boat 4 16.67%
On hold for the economy 0 0%
On hold waiting to sell a current boat 2 8.33%
Happy with the boats I have – not planning on a new one this year 6 25.00%
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:08 AM
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New boat in 12?

It’s the new year – nearly February already. Not tax time yet and possibly I should wait until after taxes to post this, but:

How many here are going to take advantage of the buyer’s market with a new boat this year?

My finances are ok, not as good as I had hoped, but ok. Instead of larger, I’m looking at a newer 18 or 19’ center console with a single smaller outboard for day trips this year without burning so much gas.

What are others planning for 2012?
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:45 AM
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Hey 'FMS' - think you might have allowed more than 1 answer, eh? To you have a grand & fab 2012.

When I get a money problem sorted in Canada - I'm buying a 40 tri to go cruising - it's in the Philippines. Add some 'smart' gear & off-I-go cruising. At 72 this Val's day - I'd better hurry up cause I might forget what I wanted to do. ah ha ha, Ciao, james
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:28 AM
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If I win lotto (a share will do, - Au$200,000), then I will sell CNO and rebuild based on the same hull lines and weight.... Just fiddle with a few minor details...
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:30 PM
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I came close to buying a Formula with the surface drives I wanted this summer.
The price was right but bathroom and deck repairs sucked up my money.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:54 PM
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I'm starting a custom build. I will leave the staring to others.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:27 AM
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Finishing up one kayak soon and will be starting another soon after that. If I get good at this I might even start two new boats this year.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:41 PM
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I'm starting a custom build. I will leave the staring to others.
I only noticed my error now. Sometimes one letter wrong is too close to the truth!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:38 AM
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Marine industry begins hiring, carefully
http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/...ing-carefully/
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:49 PM
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Hmm...marine industry hiring ? Lets hope so, things are torpid over here.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:58 PM
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"January sales of 15-foot or greater powerboats continued an upward trend of almost 5-percent sales growth compared to the same period in 2011"
http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/...r-year-growth/

Powerboat sales trend graphs
http://www.info-link.com/BellwetherReport.php
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:35 AM
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So far so good (May 25 summary of the info-link stats)
http://www.boatingindustry.com/featu...-digit-growth/
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