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Old 26-10-2015, 12:30   #31
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

Based on the information you have provided, you would not even be considering this transaction if the seller was not someone you knew. Do no do it.

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Old 26-01-2016, 21:19   #32
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

1.) Define "Garage", because if it fits in a standard residential garage, it aint much of a trawler. Now, if this is a blimp hanger, all bets are off.

2.) DO NOT buy a boat needing extensive work unless you are A.) Prepared and capable of doing it yourself, or B.) Prepared to part with a whole bunch of money. Actually, even if you are doing it yourself, you'll still part with a whole bunch of money.

Best of luck to you.

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Old 26-01-2016, 22:56   #33
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

Best bet would be to help him sell it to get the best value, and buy something yourself in 2 years.

You, Mr. Bodine, know your finances and your good lady. Have you sold the West Wight Potter yet? Have you the cash?

No, I think, as a friend, help them do what they want to do. Then get your own act in order, and do what your own vision is.

Only if you decide you want to buy this boat do we need to see pix. So far, it seems more like an ethical question.

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Old 06-02-2016, 07:21   #34
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Re: My Dilemma and a Sick Friend's Boat

I would listen to the wife...A friend of a friend was looking to buy an airplane...took his new wife...after looking at several single engine aircraft...she asked "Don't we want one with two motors?" She had the money...
Maybe it is just THAT boat! One that is functional might just be a different story...

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