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Old 09-03-2015, 12:39   #181
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Re: How Do You Let Go?

Well.

The Boat is dead. Long Live the Boat.

Next.............
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:55   #182
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Well, that conclusion was obvious. If you'd shown us the picture, we could have told you to bail pages ago!

1. Boom end sheeting - ugh!

2. No plumb bow - slow!

3. Blue hull - too hot!

4. Center cockpit - stair too steep!

5. No davits! 'Nuff said.

6. Big genoa - too dangerous in winds over X knots!

7. Portlights in hull - leak sources!

8. I'm sure Ex-Calif will chime in with the rest of the Top Ten!

9. ???

10. ???


Thank you for so beautifully illustrating the insanity of coming onto any sailing forum and asking the ridiculous question, "Should I buy this boat?"
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Old 09-03-2015, 13:00   #183
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Re: How Do You Let Go?

Gird yer gear up lady.
I for one like the look too.
Would I have bought it? For me?..............no. But if you had been at a Marina I was at, I would have admired the lines. But then I like Mcgregor 65s as well.

Sorry for your loss. In a way things happen for a reason. It was a beautiful interior as well.

Upwards and onwards.
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Old 09-03-2015, 13:02   #184
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Next.............
Well, we saw this little number in the boat yard. Should make for easy single-handing and a comfy ride. Plus it's a great boat for the Bahamas!


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Old 09-03-2015, 13:08   #185
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THAT is a stupid comment with all due respect. How cynical to think that members here are trying to scoop Julie and buy the boat out from under her. You should be ashamed of yourself for suggesting this. She need send the specific details of the boat... but readers are trying to assess what might be involved to get her keel in the blue. Obliviously (most) members here have the experience Julie doesn't. Like Galaxy before her she shows the wisdom and humility to show how many holes there are in her knowledge and experience with boats... and ask.

The problem here is she is not availing herself of the technical issues. As I mentioned upthread... this is not the place for emotional support as much as for nuts and bolts support.

That!!! Is a stupid comment! You are responding to one of the most sensible and experienced contributors on this site. More is the shame on you for not knowing who you are criticizing.


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Well, we saw this little number in the boat yard. Should make for easy single-handing and a comfy ride. Plus it's a great boat for the Bahamas!


But does it have a deep fat fryer?
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I believe that is Comanche, for 100M dollars US, and 100' of carbon fiber, it better have a deep fryer, maybe even some handguns, and don't even get me started on what anchors they carry.

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Thank you for so beautifully illustrating the insanity of coming onto any sailing forum and asking the ridiculous question, "Should I buy this boat?"
Julie, I'm glad you enjoyed the humor. Your writing is really superb. I enjoyed it very much. Keep 'em coming.
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Old 09-03-2015, 13:54   #189
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Julie, I'm glad you enjoyed the humor. Your writing is really superb. I enjoyed it very much. Keep 'em coming.
Thank you Stu. But I'll have to find the next boat that pulls at my heart strings before the words will flow again.

BTW, that Oyster 485 does have davits, just not when that picture was taken.

But the decks! Ohhhhh, the decks!
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Well, we saw this little number in the boat yard. Should make for easy single-handing and a comfy ride. Plus it's a great boat for the Bahamas!


There's that John Alden 1930 hull number 309 schooner in the last stage of renovation needs the masts and rigging hoisted back on. Reduced to $85K with lines that make the Colombia look like a suburbia housewife just puta bed in the afternoon.


In tha same neighborhood
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Buying a sailboat is so not about logic. Pretty much everyone I know fell in love with the boat they purchased. You just know when you see the boat. The little voice, says this is it. OK sometimes the little voice is crazy.

Myself, I've been quite happy with my little Rose, emotional purchase and all.
I would have agreed with this until I bought that Catamaran... The romantic love thing went out the window with that and Logic won the fight that time.
After all... it's more a bus than a Ferrari....
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But does it have a deep fat fryer?
I think the "dream boat" did. What else could have done this to the decks?


This is a boat that doesn't have a deep fat fryer:


You'll have to send out to Popeye's...
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I think the "dream boat" did. What else could have done this to the decks?
hmm looks like too much salt and vinegar to me.

No loss....... move on........
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Logical and Emotional were sitting on opposite benches in the locker room, both pretty beat. Logical lifted her head and said, "You know I won, don't you?"

"How do you figure? The ref called the fight a draw."

"The ref called the fight because we'd have to pay more for than the boat than it's worth."

Emotional agreed, "Right! So how do you figure you won? Two other buyers before us threw almost the exact same price at the boat as we did. Where did you come up with a win for you?"

"Because we could pay asking price if we wanted it badly enough. But LOGIC says that would be stupid because the boat isn't worth it. The same logic that made the other two walk away from the boat."

"Hold on there!" There was someone else in the locker room. Oh, no. It was Ego. "You should just buy the boat, have new decks installed, repaint the hull - Oyster white, of course - replace the canvas and polish her up and imagine the looks you'd get! You'd be the envy of all your friends!"

Locgical rolled her eyes and looked over at Emotional. "Who let that idiot in here?!?"

"Not me. Let's go."

The two walked out of the locker room and into the street. Right behind was Ego padding her way forward trying to make her case. "C'mon! You two would love it. Imagine pulling into the Yacht Club..."

They turned around in unison, "Yacht club! Who said anything about a yacht club? Get lost Ego! You have no say here." And turned to walk away.

Ego caught right up, "Okay, maybe that's pushing it and maybe the 485 isn't the right boat either. There's a really sweet Morris 46..."

Emotional turned around and smacked Ego squarely in the nose. "Get lost!" They both wanted to put as much space between them and Ego as they could. Several minutes of silence passed, then in the distance they heard,

"Ok, so the Morris was a stretch but how about a..." Ego's voice faded away and Logical and Emotional knew there would be another day when they would do battle again. But for now, they were both happy to be rid of Ego.
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