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Old 30-05-2011, 13:31   #1
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I saw this free 35' boat posted on Craigslist in Miami. 35ft Sailboat Freeee !!
Really not too bad looking. A little epoxy here and there and good as new. BOB
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Old 30-05-2011, 13:37   #2
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Now that is a rough looking boat. Wonder if the winches are any good? After a few months in the water I'm not so sure about the engine. Maybe after a complete tear down and overhaul.
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Old 30-05-2011, 13:42   #3
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Re: Free sailboat

that'll buff out
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Old 30-05-2011, 14:41   #4
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Re: Free sailboat

*snorflesnortgiggle*

*wiping tea offa my screen*

ok, I was set ta post in here with 'there is no such THANG as a free boat'
but somehow I am don't think that needs ta be said here...

*crackin up that the people who posted that thought that ANYOne would be...*

well damn... as I write that it occurs to me that there may be some poor schmo out there who bites... and may lord have mercy on his soul...
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Re: Free sailboat

Sara...I was just going to say the same thing. No way in hell is this boat going to be free...it's not even close. In fact it probably has negative value meaning the owner will have to pay someone to take it away. He will be lucky to get nothing for this boat.
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Old 30-05-2011, 14:52   #6
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Oh come on. McGuyver would have that fixed up with a little duct tape and baling wire. It's a blue water cruiser. Always so negative.
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It doesn't say whether there's a mast and boom...
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Old 30-05-2011, 14:58   #8
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I am looking at a well maintained $50k 35' and setting aside $10k for surprises. Free boat, I would set aside $100k and a few years.
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It doesn't say whether there's a mast and boom...
I'm sure there is a pile of aluminum oxide somewhere that used to be the mast and boom.
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Re: Free Sailboat

Methinks anyone picking this up will soon be opening a business called "PartsR-us".

Don't expect any warranty or returns.
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Re: Free Sailboat

Can someone delete this post before Atoll sees this
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I'm sure there is a pile of aluminum oxide somewhere that used to be the mast and boom.
I was thinking perhaps a curtain rail for the mast, and a mop handle for the boom. And there's an old set of net curtains we could use as sails.

Is that a winch I see? We could move that to the centre, and use it on both tacks. Which reminds me... sheets. I spose we could plait the strings from the mop together...
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Saucy, why not use that leftover fabric from your leecloths.
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Better not be too mean, the new owner may be joining here soon and wondering if his boat is ''blue water ready...''
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If you google map that address in satellite mode you can see it partially submerged.

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