Boating came naturally to Clayton Mersereau. At the age of 5, he was piloting the family 12-footer, with its 3-hp Johnson, around their summer vacation island at Sebago Lake in southern Maine.
Chip Raymond was out with his wife, Jan, for their first run in the 2005 Surfhunter 29 they’d just bought. Heading for the Thimble Islands off Branford, Conn., he opened the throttle and the Hunt Yachts deep-vee soft top express charged ahead in response.
One of the advantages of buying a used boat is that you can apply the four Rs — repower, rewire, repaint and redecorate — to enhance its performance, improve its looks and turn it into your own.
What do you do when you find a used boat in a guy’s swimming pool after a hurricane? You buy it and start a new career.
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