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Old 12-05-2009, 06:51   #1
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First Offer Made!

I have taken the plunge and made an offer on my first boat. I took the advice of an experienced and highly recommended Marine Surveyor when presenting my offer. So hopefully the owner gets back to me (which he hasn't yet).

I have a looked at a few other boats and am interested in several, but the one I put an offer on is the most desireable to me. the good thing is that if the seller doesn't want to talk, I can walk................straight over to one of several other beauties

I am pretty happy, mostly because I have at least taken one big step towards boat ownership
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Congratulations and good luck on the offer. Nice to be in a buyer's market.
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Many congrats Greenman. It's a great day!

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Old 12-05-2009, 17:05   #4
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Woo Hoo! Offer accepted! Now we have to get the survey done and hopefully we are off to the races, or cruises as it may be. I will post pictures as soon as the deal is finalized, assuming all goes well at the survey.
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Old 12-05-2009, 17:42   #5
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I hope it all continues to go well for you and congrats on getting the offer accepted.

Keep an open mind as you do the survey. There's a reason you are spending the money for it. Be objective to what the findings are.

Again, best of luck and congrats!
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Old 12-05-2009, 19:03   #6
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Congratulations Greenman, you have just entered the most satisfying love/hate relationship you'll ever know!.....LOL.........Allan
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watch out for tears

And congratulations almost.
First boat I bought the past owner cried in the cabin as he signed the papers. A year later I was no longer sure if those were tears of sorrow but tears of joy. still not sure today. The last boat I bought I asked the owner had they cried as they spent their last night aboard. I think he answered yes but they were ready to move on. The difference was I had a good surveyor I was not as star struck and ready to look at other boats and keep searching if it didn't work out. No doubt today my last transaction had tears of sorrow the first I wonder.
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Congratulations! Whereabouts will you be sailing her?

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Sometimes the magic works! Keep us posted on your progress. Don't fall in love just yet. Being cool and calm is easier said than done. It will serve you best until it's concluded.
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Old 13-05-2009, 01:56   #10
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I am suprisingly cool about this. I have looked at quite a few boats, and really liked several, so I know if things don't go my way I can walk away and still find "the next right one". Besides, I know if I screw this up my wife will let me know about it for the next several decades So I am really taking my time and walking through this, rather than running.
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Congratulations !!!
Walking, rather than running, is an excellent approach to boat buying.
On what make & model have you offered?
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Old 14-05-2009, 14:11   #12
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Okay, the survey was today. The boat is pretty old, 1977 with a lot of original gear. Great news though, the survey went very well. I am stoked, and all that is left to do is hand over the $$$$ and sign the papers.

Then comes the hard part. I have 2 weeks to get the boat cleaned up, focusing on the stuff I need to do on the hard because it is supposed to splash on May 30th. Hopefully I can enlist some buddies to help for beer and pizza. Fortunately for me the bottom is dirty, but in good shape, just a quick sand and wash before I can apply a bottom coat. I am playing with the gallery now so I can post some pics.
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Old 14-05-2009, 14:20   #14
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Ooops sorry, 1977 Hunter 27. Big for a first boat I suppose, but it's in good shape, priced well and most importantly it has a head with a door for the big boss. Her current name is Lively Lady, but as part of the "getting the wife onboard" plan, I had to let her pick a new name, which will be ........

"Shady Lady" after our first Great Dane.

I can't figure out the gallery though, it seems when I hit the submit button the file just poofs off the screen and doesn't actually up load.
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Exciting!

Congratulations to you! I Cant wait to see pictures. It is inspiring to see dreams beginning to meld with reality.
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