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Old 08-17-2005, 05:11 PM
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im looking to spend 55-65k on a boat

i was first looking at a new baja 23 for 62k otd
i dont mind buying a used boat but i dont want something that im going to be working on all the time
i like the idea of having a cabin but really how often do you use a cabin ??
the boat will be used for just cruising and relaxing
so point me in the right direction of a good boat
also what is a good time to buy a boat im going to the miami boat show in feb so i was thinking that would be a good time but if they dont knock off $$$ then i could get it sooner

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Old 08-17-2005, 05:26 PM
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Best time to buy is end of summer through January, moving the leftovers and people moving out of boats to bigger boats, then the boat shows start up and people start looking and buying for the coming summer. Couple questions... where do you boat, what accommodations are you interested in, idea of size your looking for, single or twins, towing???
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I would look now, some people are freaking out about gas prices so start looking in the local paper and everywhere you can now you will start to see them, plus it is getting towards the end of summer.
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I am on my second Baja. The first was a 20 Outlaw, then the wife and I purchased a 245 last fall. It has been a great all around boat and we do enjoy the cabin. We overnight on it about once a month and has been great for that as well. The 245 and 23 Outlaw are similar in size, weight and options. I actually have mine for sale since the wife is wanting to start planning for our first child. If that happens I will need to find an older boat to play with for a while. We looked at the 23 and liked it. We chose the 245 due to the windshield and the fact the cuddy on the 245 has a hatch to vent the air a little bit. I have spent alot of time in the 23 Outlaw as well, there are some things I wish they did with the boat that they did on the 245, but overall, I think it is a good bang for the buck.
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You could buy my 1999 29 Baja Outlaw for just a tick over your top dollar...and have twins!
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i would just cruise the lake around here and maybe hit up the tickfaw river its not rough water
size??? lol i want what everyone wants the biggest i can get
dont know if i need twins i want to do at least 70 in whatever i get and i dont mind towing it the furthest i would tow would be maybe 15min drive
the increase in gas prices are the reason im getting another boat so thats no big deal either
im just in the dark on whats a good deal or what other boats they have out there in my price range
i would love to buy "cyclone" that nortech that tmp built but its way out of my price range
man thats a nice boat i see it all the time and the chick in it is pretty hot also

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i may pass by tmp and see what they can rig up for me
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JasonSmith,

Is this the 29OL that is listed on Boatrader?

If so, give me some details, just sold my 240 and have been looking at yours since it showed up. Best yet, wife has been looking at yours.

I used to live in Wichita and I've got a buddy that thinks he can look at it for me.
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How about a MINT 01 280 PQ with a 500 for 58k? Freshwater only.
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How about a MINT 01 280 PQ with a 500 for 58k? Freshwater only.
your talking jibberish to me what is that?
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im looking to spend 55-65k on a boat

i was first looking at a new baja 23 for 62k otd
i dont mind buying a used boat but i dont want something that im going to be working on all the time
i like the idea of having a cabin but really how often do you use a cabin ??
the boat will be used for just cruising and relaxing
so point me in the right direction of a good boat
also what is a good time to buy a boat im going to the miami boat show in feb so i was thinking that would be a good time but if they dont knock off $$$ then i could get it sooner

thanks
for any help
This looks like a good deal..And could be bought in the low end of your budget.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...canyachtsales&

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