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Old 23-03-2014, 15:42   #361
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OK I'm 51, not "20-something", but I'm not Dead Yet either! That's one nice pic to sell a boat with.

And while I'm at it one other piece of advice - doesn't matter where you get your appetite, as long as you eat at home! Now where's that boat?
I'm 61 and I noticed. Admiral knows that when I stop looking she can expect to bury me. Dad always said, "Don't go fishing unless you know how to present the right bait"

We found the original glossy brochure for our boat in the boat documents. The photo shows that marketing pros haven't learned much since 1984. I thought for years that the hotties in adds were included with the car, boat, motorcycle. The small glitzy stinkboats in our marina all seem to have one. The larger, obscene boats often have two or three. If I'm below, Lynn will alert me to the 'single or twin screw' passing by.
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Old 23-03-2014, 15:55   #362
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This photo, taken from the gallery of a boat for sale ad, made me lol. (You will have to click to enlarge and might have to look closely at this picture):
must have been posted by his wife
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Old 23-03-2014, 16:05   #363
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Photos ought to be current. I can only hope this was from way back when such garments were fashionable, otherwise it is a little creepy.
another add for used spinnakers. Yuck
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Old 23-03-2014, 16:11   #364
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

Only one d in ad, it is not short for addvert. Not nitpicking you particularly it is something that is becoming common nowadays, so sorry.

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Only one d in ad, it is not short for addvert. Not nitpicking you particularly it is something that is becoming common nowadays, so sorry.

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photo made me shaky - in a hurry to leave.


I just discovered this thread as you might guess. I started at #1 & have been laughing for an hour.
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Old 23-03-2014, 16:28   #366
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Here is another one available at Torresens in Muskegon. I believe its a Gougon Brothers boat. Crying shame to see it abused like this. This was one fast boast in its day.
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photo made me shaky - in a hurry to leave.


I just discovered this thread as you might guess. I started at #1 & have been laughing for an hour.
It's a great thread for that.

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I'm 61 and I noticed. Admiral knows that when I stop looking she can expect to bury me. Dad always said, "Don't go fishing unless you know how to present the right bait"

We found the original glossy brochure for our boat in the boat documents. The photo shows that marketing pros haven't learned much since 1984. I thought for years that the hotties in adds were included with the car, boat, motorcycle. The small glitzy stinkboats in our marina all seem to have one. The larger, obscene boats often have two or three. If I'm below, Lynn will alert me to the 'single or twin screw' passing by.
Is Lynn the black or the white poodle?
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I'm 61 and I noticed. Admiral knows that when I stop looking she can expect to bury me. Dad always said, "Don't go fishing unless you know how to present the right bait"

The photo shows that marketing pros haven't learned much since 1984.
I beg to differ, Nicholson, they've obviously learned more judicious applications for silicone since then.

On a lighter note, here's one of the 18 equally good ad pics that convinced me to buy the Neeltje a year ago. Did I mention that I bought her sight unseen?

That's because when I asked the sellers for a few more detailed shots, they sent me a CD with over 450 of them.These included the entire restoration process, as well as a 5-second time-lapse of them raising and lowering her folding mast.

That's the difference between a pro and an amateur, and why you usually get what you paid for more often with the latter...
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What a lovely boat. It was a good photo and then they had the CD! That must have been a labor of love.
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Did you sail her to St Augustine from Europe?
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What a lovely boat. It was a good photo and then they had the CD! That must have been a labor of love.
I suspect that the owners of the marina/shipyard that sold her to me initially bought her to flip her, and somehow all contracted shipwright's disease at the same time. In any case, they apparently had the means to restore her, and they did a splendid job of it.

In previous years, I'd seen over 50 of the sailing Tjalks available on the French and Dutch markets, and this one was the second best of the bunch, with "the best of the bunch" being a $600k new-build.

So yes, in the end, I guess you could call it a labor of love, as well as a substantial write-off.

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Is Lynn the black or the white poodle?
Sid is the BLUE. Maya is the red. Lynn is in the windlass locker. Definitely not a dog.
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

I have a similar picture of my wife, but she'd kill me if I posted it.

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I have a similar picture of my wife, but she'd kill me if I posted it.

Some years ago she gave me a pin-up calender for Christmas. She had it done by a lingerie photographer. My office was the social hub the first of every month. Pretty good sport.
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