Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey
Your trolling. its called being close to home and not having to go through the hassle of either imports or flying to some corner of the world for only one boat. Get real.
I don't troll.
You may or may not agree with me, no problem, but that little shot was not called for. I'll assume it was made in a moment of non-thought.
What makes you think being sunk in fresh water is better than salt? Salt is a preservative. Wooden boats rot from the inside out because of fresh water.
My only point was that the seller made a point about the history
of the boat most would not. That in my mind points to an ethic they have. I view that as a good thing.
Originally Posted by smj
We last saw this boat in the Florida Keys
a little over a year ago. She seemed to be in pretty nice shape and it appears from the pictures to be the same owners.
Perhaps this third party observation is worth more then any of our opinions as they actually *saw* the boat... the rest of us didn't.
Speaks volumes in my mind.
Originally Posted by garymcg
I have to agree with this assessment. We looked at A LOT of boats when we were boat shopping
, and the great majority of them looked nothing like the photos, although I will say this boat is well photographed. However, there is no indication of when the photos were taken.
See above comment from smj. They saw the boat a year ago and believe the pictures represent it well.
Aside from the photos, I don't see what's so hot about the presentation, it looks like a web site from 1995. What's with the huge font and centering every line of text? Frankly it's amateurish, listings on yachtworld look tidier.
It IS an amateurs page. So what?
It gives the information, equipment
, pictures and price
and you don't have to go digging for it.
That's good in my books
, and what I expect when anyone is marketing
a higher priced asset. Frankly, it is much better then many Yachtworld ads I see that don't even list the draft
The amount of negativity and skepticism amazes me.
I guess too many have been stung by brokers glowing description of boats on Yachtworld which don't resemble the real thing.
I would rather take my chances on a private listing where I can screen
the boat owner verbally by asking leading questions about certain maintenance
items, then seeing something listed on Yachtworld that one needs to do a song and dance with the broker to get any real information.
Obviously when a boat is a airplane ride away, I would want to be pretty comfortable that many of my questions have been answered and now it is down to the confirming and survey
. All of us are not prone to taking wasted trips.
And just to emphasis in case you didn't catch it the first time SaltyMonkey, I have no need to troll and don't. I take umbrage at anyone who suggests that I do.