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Old 01-09-2013, 08:10   #871
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Re: Completely Overwhelmed

This is not the only boat in the ocean. Take your time. Try a different part of the country.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:00   #872
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Every time you fly in and check out a boat, whether or not you buy her, ads to you store of knowlege and will help you ask the right questions when you finally find the 'right' one. Few of us have ever bought the first one we went aboard and inspected, let alone got to the offer stage so don't beat yourself up too badly... there may be something seriously wrong but unseen aboard the boat and you may well have avoided a big problem.
Just move on, taking your new found knowledge with you. Obviously, you are looking at the part of the market that is highly sought after so now know you may have to move quickly. I wouldn't relax your need for a thorough inspection, survey or extensive sea trial just to get the deal... too much exposure. Good luck, GG... Phil
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Every time you fly in and check out a boat, whether or not you buy her, ads to you store of knowlege and will help you ask the right questions when you finally find the 'right' one. Few of us have ever bought the first one we went aboard and inspected, let alone got to the offer stage so don't beat yourself up too badly... there may be something seriously wrong but unseen aboard the boat and you may well have avoided a big problem.
Just move on, taking your new found knowledge with you. Obviously, you are looking at the part of the market that is highly sought after so now know you may have to move quickly. I wouldn't relax your need for a thorough inspection, survey or extensive sea trial just to get the deal... too much exposure. Good luck, GG... Phil
I did learn a few things while I was there, which is great.

The boat had a few problems that I could see. I noticed a roof issue that the broker confirmed after I noticed it. But, these things I'm sure could be corrected.

I'm going to be very diligent and fly out immediately on the next one.
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Old 01-09-2013, 15:03   #874
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Always remember that a boat in your size range could easily need $30-40K in additional upgrades after all survey issues are corrected.
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Since you are not buying the boat do you mind telling us which one it was?
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Old 03-09-2013, 21:46   #876
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Here is a really cheap bank repo for you GG, at $150k leaves a lot in the cruising kitty. Don't think I've ever seen this much boat for the price.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:07   #877
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"'Tis better to have loved and lost,
than never to have loved at all."
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Best of luck with this and other searches.
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Hey, GG... deckofficer comes up with some great finds, doesn't he! By the way you must be a popular gal... your PM is full! You got a lot of folks pulling for you. Cheers, Phil
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Here is a really cheap bank repo for you GG, at $150k leaves a lot in the cruising kitty. Don't think I've ever seen this much boat for the price.
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I investigated it a couple months ago. It looks like a nice one, but the broker told me it has what he calls "boat cancer". The windows leak(ed) so bad the hull is destroyed. Let me know if you find any anything else. Thanks!!!
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Hey, GG... deckofficer comes up with some great finds, doesn't he! By the way you must be a popular gal... your PM is full! You got a lot of folks pulling for you. Cheers, Phil
I'm not very good at keeping the pm box cleaned out. It is great that I have help. I really appreciate it. I am anxious to get the boat, and not a very patient person I'm trying though. I know this takes time.
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I investigated it a couple months ago. It looks like a nice one, but the broker told me it has what he calls "boat cancer". The windows leak(ed) so bad the hull is destroyed. Let me know if you find any anything else. Thanks!!!
Wondered why so cheap. A bank doesn't want to take a bath on the outstanding balance, but with hull rot, their going to.
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Wondered why so cheap. A bank doesn't want to take a bath on the outstanding balance, but with hull rot, their going to.
Yeah, it's too bad, because it looks very nice otherwise. My Mom keeps pulling it back up and I have to keep reminding her about the cancer.
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6 cabins and you can captain.
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Posting here under my new name... no longer DefJef... The boat bought by a yard may very well have been bought to keep the yard worker busy... rather than lose them or pay them to paint fences. He can as they are doing the retrofit market the boat... so if that is the boat you want they may be open to an offer... and maybe even do some of the work you might want done. But absolutely get a survey on any boat you are seriously interested in.
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You guys want to hear something funny?

I just contacted the owner/captain of a boat here in Boston to set up a showing. (Someone sent me this boat from my Reward post)

The owner discussed the details with me, and at the end of the conversation he said that I was "very knowledgeable". I chuckled to myself, if he only knew

I immediately thought of you guys. I give you all much, much credit for teaching me so much. Thank You!!!
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