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Old 07-08-2011, 14:06   #1
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Question What Is this Crap ?

I've always wondered what this stuff was when looking at pics on yachtworld.com

It looks like something that can be removed, but I see it so prevalently that I am starting to doubt that it can be removed. If it can be removed, why would people try to sell their boat looking like this instead of cleaning it up?

This dirty looking brown stuff:

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Old 07-08-2011, 14:10   #2
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Re: What is this crap?

Mildew; kill it with chlorine bleach and remove it before pictures are taken for YachtWorld.
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Looks like dirty brown stuff that wouldnt come off ie.stain!
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Mildew; kill it with chlorine bleach and remove it before pictures are taken for YachtWorld.
lol
Are you serious? People actually don't clean this crap?
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Re: What is this crap?

Even though we bought out boat years ago we still like to look at sailboat listings (the wife has a serious case of three-foot-itis). I am continually dumbfounded by the photos of boat interiors, often dirty and piled with crap. It seems to matter little if the owner is selling a $10k or $200k boat. Jeez!! Clean it up and if you don't know how to work your camera - get your kids to take the photos!!

First thing I think is that if you don't have time to clean and tidy before you market your boat, when did you have time to do the maintenance? And your asking how much???
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Old 07-08-2011, 15:33   #6
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Are you serious? People actually don't clean this crap?
Some people sell their boats because they have completely lost interest in them, so they don't do normal maintenance.
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Old 07-08-2011, 15:35   #7
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Re: What is this crap?

Heh Heh, you think some of the photos on Yachtworld are bad, try looking at the ones people post in Kijiiji. I went to look at one boat, the photos were from the previous season. When I got there I found the boat had been left outdoors all winter with no cover. Covered with leaves, tannin leached from the leaves and raccoon droppings. When I got to look inside, it was full of junk, sitting in pools of water on the counter top and floor from all the leaks. Having driven an hour to see this mess, I lost it on the seller and reamed him for not cleaning it up before trying to flog it. He stood there with a stunned look on his face, like it never occurred to him to do so. Some people are just too dumb for words to describe.
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I've always wondered what this stuff was when looking at pics on yachtworld.com

It looks like something that can be removed, but I see it so prevalently that I am starting to doubt that it can be removed. If it can be removed, why would people try to sell their boat looking like this instead of cleaning it up?
Because it is a real pig to remove - as the fibreglass is not smooth - or it's raw . The answer is............patience - and a disk sander attachement . I had to do a couple of hatches (originally the underside was glued on vinyl - long gone, but remnants of glue not only remained but capture all manner of crap / mould....over 40 years, now looks like gelcoat (painted epoxy)......but never again
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Old 07-08-2011, 15:47   #9
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The first time we looked at our current boat the toilet bowl was half filled with some black gunk. It almost put me off.
It sure did not help the previous owner to get a decent price. He took a considerable loss.
When I sold my previous boat I made a real effort in taking good photos. I took a lot of them as well.
Most potential buyers don't want to spend hours and hours chasing lemons. So make an honest and extensive presentation. That will generate interest as long as the asking price is realistic.
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Are you serious? People actually don't clean this crap?
are you serious? people actually think boat owners know anything about boats or maintenance or care about them?
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Old 07-08-2011, 17:24   #11
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Re: What is this crap?

Hey, if you are buying all that "crap" is great - it lowers the price of the boat you need to pay. A spiffy sparkling clean boat would hold its price better if you were the seller.
- - Many years ago an owner of a Irwin 52 brought it into the yard and then disappeared never to be seen again. Didn't even take the sails down. Over a year the boat filled with water twice and all the interior trim, etc., fell apart and was covered in strange green/black stuff that looked like it was moving.
- - Anyway the guy had died and the inheriting niece didn't want the boat and sold it for $50K. A friend of mine bought it and spent a couple/three months cleaning and disinfecting the boat. Then sold it for $250K - not bad . . .
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are you serious? people actually think boat owners know anything about boats or maintenance or care about them?
What I'm surprised about is the fact that cleaning could have been done before taking pictures for it to be advertised, but hasn't.
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Hey, if you are buying all that "crap" is great - it lowers the price of the boat you need to pay.
I'm glad people have crappy looking boats for this reason.
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Re: What is this crap?

SoftScrub with Bleach and a soft deck brush works pretty good on it. Let it sit for a while.

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Re: What is this crap?

Hey if ya can't overlook the dirt and see the quality or lack thereof move on, but if you can low ball is the phrase to be used
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