You can learn a great deal from others experiences. As we went through our used sailboat buying experiences we documented every step of our long and somewhat painstaking journey along the way. Tim has over 25 years experience as a commercial crab fisherman and journeyman ship fitter and I have a talent for researching and investigation as a former real estate agent. Together we think we have put together some very helpful information for anyone considering buying a used sea vessel. In this book you will discover where we found much of our information and many other things we did along the way to successfully make our dream a reality. You will learn a little known purchasing strategy that could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You will also discover how to contact the seller directly on any vessel you look at, a few creative ways of finding really good deals if you are interested in a project boat, how to thoroughly inspect a vessel to locate major issues before you hire a surveyor, and much more! Our experiences were not always pleasant but we persevered and now we are living the dream.