Thanks for the input and for keeping this thread alive, I have seen such good deals happen by word of mouth, hope someone can gain from this thread.
Did I tell the story of the Islander Freeport
? No matter, I tell it again
My friend was sitting on his boat ( 25 ft US Yacht), his dock
mate came by and asked how much money
does he have? Bill answered "not much". Turns out the boat on the next dock
was about to be sold cheap cheap and George ( dock mate) wanted Bill a chance at it. The owner was widowed, the boat, an Islander Freeport
had cruised from California
, then sat a couple years after the owner died. The widow really wanted someone who would love and sail her boat. In the end, bill bought it for pennies on the dollar. Bill excitedly showed me the boat ( pretty good condition) and all the spares and cruising equipment
aboard. He was later given the keys to a storage
shed with even more goodies.
These things do happen, you just gotta be in the right place at the right time. Hopefully this thread will facilitate a happy story too
From sailboat data, a sistership pic