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Old 24-10-2015, 10:40   #16
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

A) get rid of your wife (I am single, just give her my email)
B) I really, really, reallllllllllly sugest you go for a turn key all-is-working-and-floating boat.
Boats on land for years don't work.
Read the other advice... I think many say that.
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Old 24-10-2015, 10:45   #17
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So, if you take this rule of thumb into account and double your estimate does that mean you will eventually double the revised estimate?
In my limited experience, yes. Particularly the time estimate
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Old 24-10-2015, 10:46   #18
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

Free boats can be the most expensive boats on the planet. They may or may not actually get in the water and go anywhere even with lots of money and time. Beware, very aware.
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I'm not sure how anyone can give you advice based upon the very limited information provided. Exactly what kind of boat is it? Trawler is thrown around quite loosely these days. There are not a lot of trailerable trawlers around & some can be worth quite a bit of money, even if they need work. Is this a home made boat that was never finished or is it a well known brand like a C-Dory, Nimble or Rosborough? When you say it needs an interior that's also pretty vague. Is it just cushions or did water get in it. If water is the problem you need to figure out where it came from. Is there damage under the windows? When you say the motor has not run in years what kind of motor is it? Is it a diesel or an outboard? If you'll give more specific information, preferably with pictures, you will get more worthwhile information.
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Old 24-10-2015, 10:59   #20
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Take it only if it's free. Then there's nothing to lose when you sort out the power plant. Sounds too small for a liveaboard doing The Loop.
Pigs bum there's nothing to lose on a free boat. People put thousands of dollars into the free boat including marina or storage fees. Finally the "free" boat is vastly more expensive than another properly bought.

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So, if you take this rule of thumb into account and double your estimate does that mean you will eventually double the revised estimate?
I've seen it happen.

Go read some blogs of people refitting boats.
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Old 24-10-2015, 12:08   #22
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Double the money triple the time.
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I'm not sure how anyone can give you advice based upon the very limited information provided. Exactly what kind of boat is it? Trawler is thrown around quite loosely these days. There are not a lot of trailerable trawlers around & some can be worth quite a bit of money, even if they need work. Is this a home made boat that was never finished or is it a well known brand like a C-Dory, Nimble or Rosborough? When you say it needs an interior that's also pretty vague. Is it just cushions or did water get in it. If water is the problem you need to figure out where it came from. Is there damage under the windows? When you say the motor has not run in years what kind of motor is it? Is it a diesel or an outboard? If you'll give more specific information, preferably with pictures, you will get more worthwhile information.
Well said Scout, I was thinking the same thing. This could be the best deal on the planet for all we know.
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Old 24-10-2015, 21:47   #24
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My head says no, heart says yes.

you say your heart says yes....but you said your wife said no. where is your Heart?

there are a lot of boats for sail...good deals too. have been for centuries and will be for as long as the sea exists.

you want to help your friends then help them sell it. if you cut your own throughout to buy the boat your aren't helping anyone. Love your wife/partner and keep your dream. wouldn't it be better to bring that dream to reality WITH your wife?
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Why start a thread like this if you're not going to respond to any comments?
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You have been given very good advice. When the time is right though......don't let your wife be the deciding factor.......just come home and ask her to step outside to see you have named your mistress after her!
'After You'..... handy name for a boat... no messy renaming when you get a new cook.

Boat next to me at the moment is called 'justgothere'...no spacing... not sure what he is trying to say....
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Letting your wife decide which boat to buy is like:
A) letting a blind person decide which painting to buy
B) letting a deaf person decide which record to buy
C) letting someone afraid of heights decide which tree house to buy
D) letting someone on a diet decide which desert to buy
E) letting someone afraid of driving decide which sportscar to buy
F) letting someone who doesn't like sex decide ...
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Letting your wife decide which boat to buy is like:
A) letting a blind person decide which painting to buy...
...I'm guessing you're single, right? ;-)
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

Where will you store this boat for the next couple of years? Will it be in your garage? Open dry land storage? Monthly storage fees? Insurance? For two years until you can use it? Afford to operate it? And how extensive is the owner's idea of interior renovation? And with several years of non use, anything with rubber, etc. seals will likely require rebuilding, wondering about the condition of engine ... Are you experienced/handy sufficiently take this on ... along with $? Listen carefully to the previous posters ... Lots of experience and wisdom.

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Is the OP even reading all these posts?

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