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Old 29-10-2010, 07:03   #1
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Ever notice that when searching for your "next" boat, that the ones of interest to you will be at the farest distance from you based on your search choice?
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Old 29-10-2010, 07:08   #2
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Ever notice that when searching for your "next" boat, that the ones of interest to you will be at the farest distance from you based on your search choice?

I can understand that exactly. I'm looking for my First boat and the ones I seem to like most are everywhere else.
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Old 29-10-2010, 07:44   #5
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Ever notice that when searching for your "next" boat, that the ones of interest to you will be at the farest distance from you based on your search choice?
yeah... tell me about it.

I'm in Australia, so far my short list is 1 in California, 2 in Florida, 1 in BVI,
then Granada. From there a short hop to the Netherlands, then Tunisia in North Africa, then Greece, and Turkey!
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I found the absolutely perfect boat for you and the owner is all but giving it away...in New Zealand.
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yeah...surfin boat porn, everything i like is either in california or the other coast of mexico..good thing I'm broke, and already have a boat...
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luckily there are quite a few boats for sale in south texas and houston. hoping to find a local one!
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Nope, your all wrong your next boat is no more than 15 miles from you.

In our case it was a bit closer, 8 miles

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Listen...thats just general odds. If you are in ONE location, and there are SEVEN other locations 7:1 it's somewhere else.

The real sad thing for me at least is even if it was in your area, it's not close to home. You have to travel to it to work on it, or if you live on it it will probably be too damn far to an economic area that makes boocoo day job bucks.
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I found the absolutely perfect boat for you and the owner is all but giving it away...in New Zealand.
I'd love to think you were referring to me.... but unlikely.

What kind of boat in New Zealand?
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I lived in the S.F. Bay Area when I found my boat. It was in St. Maarten, and well worth the travel. Life is rarely easy, so going the distance is just another hurdle.......i2f
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Yes, so very true. We are looking as well and as you can imagine there are little to no cruising boats in Minnesota, so we knew we would be looking elsewhere. Fortunately, we are somewhat in the middle of the two coasts. Been to Florida and Texas already. Thinking we need to go to the Annapolis area next.
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It's not the travel to look at it. Lots of times flying 1000 extra miles is pretty much the same cost. It's in the getting it home part of the deal that becomes the problem to me.
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Murphy's law
No. Surely it is Lucas's corollary to Murphy's Law...
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