New boat in 12?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by FMS, Jan 23, 2012.

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This year, are you

Poll closed Jan 2, 2013.
  1. Planning on buying a new boat this year

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Planning to buy a “new to you” used boat with the buyer’s market

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Staring a custom built boat

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  4. Still working on existing boat

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. On hold for the economy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. On hold waiting to sell a current boat

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Happy with the boats I have – not planning on a new one this year

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    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?
     
  2. Silver Raven
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    Silver Raven Senior Member

    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
     
  3. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    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...
     
  4. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    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.
     
  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    I'm starting a custom build. I will leave the staring to others. :D
     
  6. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    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.
     
  7. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    I only noticed my error now. Sometimes one letter wrong is too close to the truth!
     
  8. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

  9. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Hmm...marine industry hiring ? Lets hope so, things are torpid over here.
     
  10. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member


  11. BPL
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    BPL Senior Member

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