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Old 18-11-2012, 05:38   #151
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Many many years ago before I became a boater, my brother was given a yacht. He called it a yacht, and at the time and not knowing anything it sounded great to me as well.

I once took a look at it while it was on the hard in a weedy lot. Upon my unprofessional inspection and ignorance I was still able to deduct that knowing my brother who had no skills, time, or money, that it would be best for him and our family if he walked away from the boat. For this yacht - - as he so liked to speak the word to hear such classy sound roll forth from his tongue - - was neither sea worthy nor land worthy.

He never walked away from his yacht but he never walked toward it as well. His yacht has become a decaying fixture to the weedy now woody lot as part of his contribution to the wildlife preservation effort.

There are many ways to spare oneself and loved ones of nautical pain.
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Old 18-11-2012, 11:21   #152
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Re: I Wish I Never Bought This Boat

Ah the joys of trying to keep 33 year old unpreserved spruce floor beams from collapsing and dumping my sorry butt into the bilge. All part of the process of turning a sows ear into a more expensive sows ear.
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Old 08-02-2014, 18:14   #153
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Quick update...Boat has been sold to another dreamer. I am currently disliking winter and saving for anther sail boat, something fiberglass and not needing as much work. I still have my 22 walk around to enjoy boating until the next one comes around.
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Old 08-02-2014, 18:35   #154
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Good for you Mark.

Hope things work out.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:37   #155
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And here I was going to offer this latest gem I found in my new neighborhood.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:25   #156
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Quick update...Boat has been sold to another dreamer. I am currently disliking winter and saving for anther sail boat, something fiberglass and not needing as much work. I still have my 22 walk around to enjoy boating until the next one comes around.
Great news. How about a steelie?
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:33   #157
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Great news. How about a steelie?
Steel would be fine also as long as it checked out o.k. No more wood or cement.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:49   #158
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Del...

I smell a partnership!

Do we turn her? Donate? Oooooh! Start a charter co!

When can we pick her up?
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:24   #159
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I smell a partnership!

Do we turn her? Donate? Oooooh! Start a charter co!

When can we pick her up?
I think it's worth 2 cords for the fire place. Today it's covered in snow.
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I think it's worth 2 cords for the fire place. Today it's covered in snow.
Darn.... Oh well...

On the bright side... Have you ever smelled Honduran Mahogany burning??? I'll bet it's intoxicating....
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I think it's worth 2 cords for the fire place. Today it's covered in snow.
I met a guy who had a friend ....................but anyway, this guy bought or towed away old wood boats just for the brass and bronze. But I don't know if he lived on a boat he wished he'd never bought.
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Re: I Wish I Never Bought This Boat

Mark,
Congratulations on the second happiest day of your yacht-owning life!
Sorry you had all that hassle and pain.
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Steel would be fine also as long as it checked out o.k. No more wood or cement.
Mark!

Dont even think about it. You said fibreglass. Go with that. Don't get swayed.

Congrats on the sale!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:48   #164
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You guys just don't know how to market. You get two old hulks together, join them, then advertise "Blue Water Catamaran for sale, Needs cosmetics."
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And here I was going to offer this latest gem I found in my new neighborhood.
Hmmmmmm, gaffer tape and a bit of 5200 and a lick of varnish is all it needs!
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