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Buying a Boat


The best place to find a boat for sale is on the Chat Forum of this website in the section called For Sale, as most people advertise their boats here first.  Obviously you can also look on noticeboards at clubs that race 4ks, and also in Yachts & Yachting.  There are also quite a few websites specialising in second-hand dinghy sales including Apollo Duck’s UK Sailing Dinghies for Sale where you can sometimes find 4000‘s.

In terms of things to look for, it’s obviously the general condition of the boat and the sails. For more details please see our Guide to Buying a 4000 which should tell you all you need to know.

You might also want to take a look at the Tweaks page which gives you an idea of the tweaks and adjustments you can do to make the boat easier to sail. If you are buying a boat that has been raced on the events circuit you may well find a lot of these tweaks have already been done.

For more information on how to rig and tune your boat see the Sailing/Tuning page.