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Old 03-08-2013, 07:14   #46
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Re: Tough Decision.

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I am listening.
Really?

Count up those on this thread that have exclaimed not to buy compared to who think you should.

On the balance of the advice you are going to see someone who activly wants you to buy it so they can make money from you: "They specialize in wood boat design, builds and maintenance."

Where is the informed decison?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:23   #47
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Re: Tough Decision.

I assume it is a boat of traditional wood construction, not the epoxy /cold moulded variety. If so: I don't think it is the boat for you.
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Old 16-09-2013, 08:04   #48
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Re: Tough Decision.

Galaxy girl, you seem to be all over the forum with questions. No offence but you also seem to have little to no knowledge of what you are trying to buy. We all started there once, BUT what you need right now before you make a large $$$ mistake you have to live with is professional help. The main reason you hire a yacht broker is to guide you through the purchase process, to help you fulfill your exact needs, and to educate you. As with most things there are a lot of yacht brokers out there ( I know I was a broker for 20+ years) and most of them are useless. They want to sell you a boat, any boat really and move on to the next client as fast as possible. The lower the $$ value the less time they want to invest in you, also factor in their limited knowledge of every type of vessel out there and the fact that they may know less than you about the type of boat you are looking at. I would never have shown a client with your needs a fiberglass trawler AND a wooden anything. A first time buyer owning a wooden boat is a recipe for disaster. If you want some real help I have some friends who are still in the business and may be interested in helping you before you get in trouble, send me a PM if you like and I'll try to help.
I have personally owned 20+ boats over the years and I remember the first 2 boats I owned and the nightmare I went through, and $$ lost on the learning curve because I thought I was smart and knowledgeable about boats back then. I wouldn't wish that process on anyone.
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Old 16-09-2013, 08:12   #49
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Re: Tough Decision.

if you are ambivalent, then it is not the right one. keep looking.
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Old 16-09-2013, 08:13   #50
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Just say NO to wood at any price. He came back because he realizes how hard it is to sell a wood boat. Dont ge me wrong, I love wood boats.... as long as someone else maintains them and takes the loss.... :>) It takes a rare person to own one....
Really good advice. Especially the last sentence. I owned a wood boat many years ago and it was REALY hard to sell once I decided that I had had enough.
Unless you completely enjoy working on boats rather than sailing them and are sure that you will keep it for ever, move on and find a decent fiberglass boat.
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Old 16-09-2013, 08:42   #51
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Re: Tough Decision.

Why even bother starting this back up... She hasn't said anything since March!!!

Everyone told her not to, but she was still considering it then nothing....
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This thread could be closed as far as I'm concerned. I made the decision not to take the chance on the wood Malahide. Nothing more really to discuss here.
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Old 20-09-2013, 00:08   #53
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Re: Tough Decision.

It's not a tough decision at all. NO.
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Old 20-09-2013, 00:45   #54
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It's not a tough decision at all. NO.

It was for the OP. We can't tell other people how to feel. Well, I suppose we can, but we'll get a lot further by being sympathetic. I think most boaters have fallen in love with a boat that was a bad idea at one time or another. It can be hard to walk away.
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