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Old 28-11-2012, 09:43   #16
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

well ive taken on board whats been said, and as my mrs says, im as stubborn as a mule, also i like the lines of this little tub, In any case, if the whole thing goes backward i can still sell the shell for 500 easily
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Old 28-11-2012, 11:14   #17
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Just curious...what it's out that makes you sure you can sell it easily?
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Old 28-11-2012, 11:40   #18
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

Idiots like myself who part with money thinking they are getting a bargain
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Old 28-11-2012, 11:45   #19
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Fair enough. I still like it. But then I build my own...probably even crazier lol
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Old 28-11-2012, 11:53   #20
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

Not even a nice hole in the water.
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Old 28-11-2012, 14:26   #21
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Idiots like myself who part with money thinking they are getting a bargain
Gotta remember that some boats are genuinely worthless..........

..........worth less than zero - hell, even most boats are also about paying to buy someone else's bills .

Having said that, all things are possible (just that many of those things ain't likely ) - but capping your first foray into boats at 500 is a very sensible plan (sometimes da Missus does know best, just don't tell her - blokes rules )......if you get to boat no.2 likely will be a bigger budget, and 500 can dissapear in the blink of an eye (litteraly - from having simply missed something at time of purchase) and you will look back fondly at only having seen 500 dissapear .

Anyway, have fun . (and don't be shy about coming back for ideas, advice or just to rant - pics always goes down well ).
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:11   #22
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Yepo...keep us posted!
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Old 29-11-2012, 15:09   #23
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

I see it's right at the water's edge so there won't be a lot of transport $.

Ya know you just got a shedload of good advice, i.e., don't buy that boat. Being proud of being stubborn ... is that a Brit thing? Besides it's tiny and ugly. Just no excuse for owning an ugly boat.
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:07   #24
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Don't let anyone call your boat ugly without a fight. Say something like, "Oh yea? Yo momma's ugly too." just to get the fight going.

You'll spend a great deal of time and money on getting her fit for the water so if you are economical (cheap) like me don't buy it.

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Old 29-11-2012, 20:28   #25
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No still cant figure out what it is. I think the wheel that looks like it might be holding it up is the missing 4th wheel from a Reliant robin.

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Old 29-11-2012, 20:41   #26
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

That boat's been stripped. What this means is that everything of value was removed, and that which was of no value was left behind.

Think about it.
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Old 29-11-2012, 22:29   #27
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

I hate to say it, but the only thing that boat is worth is the couple of hundred bucks the owner should pay you to haul it away. Assuming that there arent any major structual problems. Even scrounging, and shopping from the refuse bin you will have to spend thousands to get it back on the water, unless you find another boat you can buy and scavange for parts.

If there are any structual issues then the project just became not only expensive, but also a huge time sink. Not to mention the materials it will take to get it fixed.

If you both new I figure you would need at least $10,000 in equipment, even in the scavange yard you are in the 3-4,000 range. And that doesn't include sails.
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