Messing About In Boats

For anyone who dreams of buying a boat… A few points to consider before purchase! 🙂

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The former HMAS PERTH, scuttled in Albany, Western Australia, in November 2001 The former HMAS PERTH, scuttled in Albany, Western Australia, in November 2001

For many divers, the dream of one day owning their own boat remains just that, a dream. But for those who opt to take the plunge, and who buy wisely, the benefits are enormous: the flexibility of regular access to favourite dive sites; a choice of dive buddies who share the same diving interests and a degree of comfort that matches both the budget and the inclination.

Forget the emotive appeal of actually owning your own boat. The decision to buy is one that requires careful consideration. There’s more to it than knowing your larboard from your starboard. What is considered perfect in a recreational run-about intended for family use in enclosed waters, or for an occasional off-shore fishing expedition, may prove less than ideal in a boat intended for diving purposes.

As a rule of thumb the…

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