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Sources for buying a used boat?

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I would think that you'd find more 19-20' center consoles available the further south you look.  Even if you don't want to haul down to Florida, you might have good luck looking in the coastal carolinas.  

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Got my boat off The Hull Truth/craiglist down in in-land NC (owner had listed on both)and trailered it back to Long Island. 

Much cheaper down there but as was mentioned above I had a lot of pictures and phone conversations before I went down. Had pre-arranged to bring boat to a local mechanic down there as well as a bay test. Because the owner had been a member of the hull truth, I was able to read his posts and get an idea of his past issues with the boat. I guess that seems sneaky but it saved me from negotiating on a different boat that had a puncture in the gas tank which owner hadn't mentioned.

When and if I had to do it again, I'd buy a new left-over four stroke Suzuki in Florida and get a cheaper fixer-upper hull to put it on. Good luck to you!

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