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Old 15-03-2016, 19:32   #61
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Re: A cheap crash course in sailing so we know what we're doing for the sea trial

Thanks, Scout ...

I'm a little embarrassed to be honest - quite the rant, and a little bit on the tmi side.
My day went FUBAR and somehow their post ticked me off.

Thank goodness liveaboards are very kind and helpful people - I've been hugged and fed and feel a lot better now
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Old 15-03-2016, 19:54   #62
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Re: A cheap crash course in sailing so we know what we're doing for the sea trial

Hey Lizzy - here's a cyber-hug from me to you :-)

Just today I had to write the cheque for MY moorage - five big ones! That really brings tears to my eyes, but that's nevertheless the "cheapest" place to be until MB retires in November. I'm counting on two grand for the haul-out in May.

But we won't mention numbers like that in front of Mike'n'Michelle, will we? We couldn't want them to wet their knickers, would we ;-)?

And I want you to know that like so many others I admire your facility in English and enjoy your posts. As a Former Danish Person I remember well the sweat and toil I had to expend on acquiring a vernacular you seem to have mastered so easily :-)

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Old 15-03-2016, 20:07   #63
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Re: A cheap crash course in sailing so we know what we're doing for the sea trial

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Most sellers will insist on haul out being the last step because haul outs cost and sea trials don't. No way I would spend a couple of hundred on a non serious buyer.
In my experience, the buyer pays the haulout costs. Which is a good reason to want the sea trial first.
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Re: A cheap crash course in sailing so we know what we're doing for the sea trial

Absolutely, StuM, same here :-)

At four hundred a haul, which is my cost, a seller could easily blow away ten grand on tire-kickers. My haul out facility would haul "on account" for me, cos they know me, but for a potential buyer not known to them, they'd insist on Cash in Advance, and of course they would never make the mistake of debiting my account because of someone saying "I'm buying the boat, and the Owner wants you to haul 'er for me so I can check 'er out". If anyone tried that, he'd be run outta the yard on a rail.

As a general rule, if you don't habitually carry the cost of a haul-out in your pocket for pin money, or if your credit card is maxed out, you shouldn't BE looking to buy a boat :-)!

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Thanks, Scout ...

I'm a little embarrassed to be honest - quite the rant, and a little bit on the tmi side.
My day went FUBAR and somehow their post ticked me off.

Thank goodness liveaboards are very kind and helpful people - I've been hugged and fed and feel a lot better now
I appreciate a good rant.
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