For those into nostalgia !

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For those into nostalgia !

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Pretty excited ! Just got my package from boatbrocures.com . They still have original Marinette sales brochures, but supplies are dwindling. The brochures for the 41' Maquis are sold out but it looks like they still have others left. The package included an original, single page price & option list for the 1981 37' and another three page price & option list for the entire 1984 line-up !! Here is just one example...base price for the all time favorite, best selling 32' sedan, with twin Chrysler small blocks Starts at $56,130 :o and that's before any options !! The 39' Double cabin, that year, base price comes in at just under 100,000 grand !! ($98,990). That may not seem like a lot by today's standards, but I can tell you from my life experience, while starting my mechanics career at the local Chevrolet/Oldsmobile Dealership, in 1984, a new Cutlass Supreme, loaded with all the bells and whistles, listed for around $12,000 and a bare bones, no option Chevy S-10 ran around 3,500 bucks ! My how time flies...

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Applying the rate of inflation to that $56-thousand boat, in today's dollar it would price at $142,088.31. Extras are extra. Sign right here, please
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If you thought the inflation rate was high before, just you wait!

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I didn't say it was high. But 84 to now is a loooong time. Inflation comes and inflation goes.
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Look for it to go sky high, and soon. The Fed can't keep printing money.

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Thanks for the nostalgia.

A list price of $150k in 2021 for a new 32 sedan would be a bargain. A new similar sized Regal is double that and a Tiara triple.

I remember those brochures from the 1970s--they changed the layout of the 32 sedan in the late 70s, but the pictures of the other boats were the same for about a decade. My uncle purchased a 1970 28 express in '72 and a new 32' sedan in 1979. He had the 32 for over twenty years and it held up well. Those boats were worth every penny.
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Fastjeff wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:10 pm Look for it to go sky high, and soon. The Fed can't keep printing money.

Jeff
I hope you realize the Fed doesn't just "print" money. With no backing. They print money paid for with federal bonds. As long as they can find a buyer to loan them money, they can do that. Paying it back later is another problem.
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Printing money is just a figure of speech, and I to think of whom we'll be begging for additional loans. (Think China!)

Jeff
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