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Old 20-11-2012, 07:09   #1
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Buy a Boat, Sail Away

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Buyer finds bargain sailboat anything but ship shape - Connecticut Post
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Old 20-11-2012, 07:27   #2
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Re: Buy a Boat, Sail Away

Now that's a good story, and I wonder how many people on this forum are looking at the $150.00 sailboat's on ebay with the same exact intentions. In the end that $150.00 sailboat almost cost him his life, along with expences, emergency room bills if he ever pay's them. At least the Coast Guard got some practice rescueing out of it.
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Old 20-11-2012, 07:36   #3
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Re: Buy a Boat, Sail Away

stories like that are why I get a bit concerned when everyone's response is "go for it"...When the person asking has no experience and hardly a clue...

How many more of these rescues before the CG asks,"will that be MC or VISA" before any rescue operation begins. There funds are getting thin like every govt agency.
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Old 20-11-2012, 07:42   #4
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Wow! I have seen young kids do this but with boating experience and at 55 he should have know better.
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Old 20-11-2012, 07:46   #5
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Re: Buy a Boat, Sail Away

I read the story, and I still can't believe it

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Re: Buy a Boat, Sail Away

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stories like that are why I get a bit concerned when everyone's response is "go for it"...When the person asking has no experience and hardly a clue...

How many more of these rescues before the CG asks,"will that be MC or VISA" before any rescue operation begins. There funds are getting thin like every govt agency.
Really. The part of the story I found most horrifying is this: ""My Children's Toy" wasn't Williams' first sailboat purchase on eBay. He has bought four others since 2010, traveling from Texas to Maryland to New Orleans."

Yikes. At least he had the presence of mind to anchor in 120' of water before requesting a rescue!

Next time someone gets on the forum and wants to know whether he should purchase a boat he just found on ebay, we should direct him to this thread.
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He's confusing "experienced" and "lucky so far".
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