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How to choose the right first boat
Owning a boat opens up a world of possibilities with a range of new activities and destinations for you, your family and friends to enjoy. But the decision to buy your first boat will inevitably throw up a long list of questions. Even if you’ve had a particular type of boat in mind for years, it’s worth spending time considering the way you will realistically use her. Who will you go out with, will your use be seasonal or all year round and do you want to make short day trips or longer voyages?  How much maintenance are you prepared to do?
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Try before you buy! - Charter Holidays now available on Boats and Outboards
Boats and Outboards are proud to announce our partnership with LateSail, the “first port of call for worldwide yacht charters”. We’ll be collaborating to bring our audience an even wider range of sailing options, so that buying is not your only choice!    LateSail have been operating for over 20 years, providing an excellent booking service for charter holidays across the world. Whether you’re looking for a bareboat, flotilla, by the cabin or crewed yacht charter, there’s a huge range of options to ensure the holiday you book is suitable for you. They offer decades of knowledge, experienced expert advice and unbeatable
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Buying a cheap GRP Canal River Boat
I would over a period like to encourage everyone to consider buying and owning a boat, however cheap or small from a simple kayak to well, the sky's the limit with boats is it not? But sadly, today it seems we have moved away from starting small.   Years ago, everyone got in to Inland canal and river boating by buying something cheap and cheerful that then if they liked boating, this could be sold on in a short time with maybe a little profit if work had been done. The boat improving over time and in-turn they could move on to
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