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Old 21-04-2013, 19:45   #121
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Reminds me of these Flicka's I found recently:

Flicka Sailboat Project
Pacifica Seacraft Flicka 20

One with only exterior shots with a tarp over it and the other in desparate need of some work.
I often ponder what posses people to do it their way and ultimately giving up at the worst possible spot during the process.
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Old 22-04-2013, 04:46   #122
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Oh, that qualifies! Hideous...
Aesthetically disastrous, but looks highly practical to me...
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Old 22-04-2013, 06:31   #123
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Aesthetically disastrous, but looks highly practical to me...
Yeah, if you rarely leave the dock and NEVER leave protected waters. Take that thing out into any kind of real weather, though? Not on your life!
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Old 22-04-2013, 07:06   #124
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Aesthetically disastrous, but looks highly practical to me...
It's not the concept so much as the execution. Looks like they gave a drunk guy a pipe bender and a welder and told him to go nuts.
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Old 24-04-2013, 09:42   #125
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

Since craigs list expires quickly in relation to this list try to post a screenshot of the ad if you can.
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Old 25-04-2013, 13:00   #126
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Yeah, if you rarely leave the dock and NEVER leave protected waters. Take that thing out into any kind of real weather, though? Not on your life!
Why not?
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

Why not? How about windage in the worst possible place, following seas, etc.

Now, the picture below is from an ad that includes a lot of pretty good other pictures. So why did they include this one?


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Why not? How about windage in the worst possible place, following seas, etc.

Now, the picture below is from an ad that includes a lot of pretty good other pictures. So why did they include this one?


To show how fast it is.
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Old 26-04-2013, 07:21   #129
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

Just found this one

Get a free boat for $400 or a $400 boat for free?

"40' project sailboat $400 FREE!"

"Totally gutted and in need of total renovation. I took on this project many years ago but changes (divorce) stopped all work some years ago. It's been sitting since. Water sitting in hull has rusted through in some areas but could be fixed easy enough. A great start to a steel hull build.
The house has been sold so the boat (Arcona) has to be moved by mid May."

40' project sailboat $400 FREE!
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Here are a couple of beauties I've had stashed in a folder for awhile:
The ladder looks sturdy!
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How about this from eBay?

I bought it!
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

That's not necessarily a bad picture. It shows the condition of the boat, and it would appear to be mostly cosmetic issues (as well as no mast, obviously). Anyway, if the price was right, nothing wrong with buying a boat that looks like that.
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That's not necessarily a bad picture. It shows the condition of the boat, and it would appear to be mostly cosmetic issues (as well as no mast, obviously). Anyway, if the price was right, nothing wrong with buying a boat that looks like that.
Aaah, an optimist like myself. Thanks for the encouragement!
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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

I wouldn't call myself that much of an optimist, but the point is that a "good" picture is one that clearly and accurately portrays the condition of the boat. Even if the boat is in really bad condition, at least the picture shows that accurately.

A "bad" picture is one like I posted above, that is so out of focus that it tells you absolutely nothing. Or a picture that is either so far away, or so close-up, that it doesn't show you anything useful. Or the interior pictures where there is so much junk laying around--dirty dishes, laundry, etc.--that you can't even tell what the condition of the interior is. And, of course, there's the picture of the head that appears to have been recently used by someone with serious stomach distress, and was never flushed before being photographed. That's just an EEEEEW!!!

Along with the kind of bad picture that doesn't help you asses the boat are the ones that are just blatantly fraudulent. Like, when they post a picture of the boat with gleaming topsides and glistening hardware, but the pictures were actually taken 15 years ago and the boat is now a derelict pile of the stuff that was in that toilet mentioned above.

That's the sort of thing that I consider a "bad" picture in a boat ad.

And speaking of which...

Here we have what appears to be a Morgan 36 OI, but note how the top right picture has been stretched out. Trying to make the boat look longer, perhaps? If that was just an accident, then how dumb do you have to be not to fix the picture before posting it, or get a better one? If it wasn't an accident, then it's just plain fraud. Either way, a good example of a "bad" picture.

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Re: Post the worst 'For Sale' picture you've seen.

.............. top right picture has been stretched out. Trying to make the boat look longer, perhaps? If it wasn't an accident, then it's just plain fraud......

They didn't stretch the picture. It appears to be a scanner malfunction. If they were trying to make the boat look bigger, they were also trying to make the water, in the picture below it, look bigger as well.
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