After the post this morning I wanted to see if it was possible to pick up a boat really cheep.. so, I went for a walk on the docks.. asked around a bit and was told of a powerboat,34 foot, Mid 80s Silverton... added a picture, got the number from the harbor master and called the lady owning the boat..
Her husband passed away a few months ago and the kids
live out of state and dont want the boat.. Her major concerns were the slip fees
each month and the upkeep on the boat which hasnt been done as you can see..
She's sending me the title to the boat as I agreed to take over the slip fees
The boat was FREE........
Now the good part...you know I'm headed south in a couple weeks and have no need for the boat.. as I'm washing
it off, a guy walked up and started checking it out.. mentioned that I just picked it up in a little trading and he offered me
10K for it....as it sets...
It will take a few days to put it all together, title comming to me and the money
from the other end but it shows there are boats out there to be had..
It May not be your "Ideal" cruising boat, and might be as far away from what you are looking for, but it puts you on the water
and once you're on the water
, you'll find the deals..
Just like buying a car, once you own it and its yours, you see them all over the place and at great prices......