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Old 15-11-2014, 18:00   #421
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

Now THAT is funny! This is someone who REALLY should not be trying to sell things on the internet until he gets a little help.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:31   #422
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Maybe this picture is supposed to show you that it does well in a knock-down?

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Old 05-01-2015, 09:13   #423
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

I've even seen brokers do this...gheeesh!
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Maybe it is "down under" on the other side of the globe. Everything is upside down there.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:27   #425
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Maybe it is "down under" on the other side of the globe. Everything is upside down there.
That would make some sense, but, no. This boat is located in the U.S.

Sadly, just another case of an idiot who shouldn't be allowed near a computer without supervision.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:04   #426
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

Just to be fair, I've had trouble posting sideways but not upside down pictures. There is a code in many gizmos that says this pic is supposed to be right side up even though you didn't take it that way. Some of the forums software will see that code and spin it around regardless of how you put it in your puter.
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Some of the forums software will see that code and spin it around regardless of how you put it in your puter.
Understood. But a seller who is not completely brain-dead would take a look at the ad after they have posted it, just to make sure that everything looks like they want it to. They would then have seen this picture and said to themselves, "Gee. I don't think that's going to help me sell my boat. I guess I should do something about that."
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Re: Post the Worst "For Sale" Picture You've Seen.

1983 Samson Cutter sailboat for sale in Florida

I've got this great idea about making a horror film on a boat. Can someone spot me ten grand?

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I've got this great idea about making a horror film on a boat. Can someone spot me ten grand?
the really frightening thing about it is that some owner actually thinks he can get ten grand for it. welcome to Florida .. the place where the old boats go to die
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Yup...Makes you wonder the condition of the concrete with an overlay of FG to the waterline.
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"...needs work, unfinished, live aboard condition."

Two out of three ain't bad I guess.

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Thats 30 years someone has wasted.

I hope some people realise that boat building or project boats can really waste a lifetime. 30 years!!!
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Thats 30 years someone has wasted.

I hope some people realise that boat building or project boats can really waste a lifetime. 30 years!!!



Think you might be a bit off on that. It also says-


"First launched in 1983. Launched again after major upgrades in 1990. Has taken 5 trips between Maine and Florida. "


So clearly the boat was completed in '83, saw some cruising, was probably sold to a second owner who did the '90 refit, and who probably also did some sailing. This old boat has probably provided some sailing for more than one owner. Just because it's a hulk now doesn't mean that it's always been that way, or that anyone wasted anything. Perhaps several people got exactly what they wanted out of it first. I certainly wouldn't encourage a ferro build, but people have different approaches. Somebody probably enjoyed building this boat and sailing it back and forth between Maine and Florida way back in the '80s. And they may well have got their money's worth before moving on.
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Agreed...Building a boat is worthwhile in itself. Not all boat owners are only sailors. Many people derive great pleasure from starting and finishing a project. My first choice definitely would not be ferro but to each their own,
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The attached drawing was not advertised or included on a website, I must give credit to the broker for that, but he sent me this when I asked him what the layout below was.....

This was was for a Flying Dutchman 50 ft yacht.
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