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Old 05-12-2015, 13:55   #31
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

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I have always bought boats that needed a lot of TLC. Selling each boat has been kinda of sad because there is a large part of me in each one


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Right now I can't imagine selling our boat. It won't be an easy decision to make, or a happy day when it comes.
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Old 05-12-2015, 15:02   #32
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Yep, the happiest day is the day you sell your boat...
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if you are trading it in for one 2 ft bigger
It was for me, when I sold the 25' two years after buying a 33.

And when I sold the 33 AFTER buying a 45. (we call that one "two-fathom-itis")


Having a boat is great. Having too many boats is a lot of work.
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Old 05-12-2015, 15:24   #33
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

It always sounded stupid irony.

Surely from a lazy pig used to buying/selling boats, other than living in and working on them.

A shallow, dumb kalambour imo
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The happiest day for a boat owner is every day you spend on your boat, at sea, at anchor or at the dock. Sun rise or sun set, calm water or a brisk sailing breeze, single handed double handed or with friends. These are the best of times.
Wise words.
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Old 05-12-2015, 16:25   #35
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However most that tell me this live in cookie cutter breeder homes, drive androgynous cloned cars and have never owned a boat and have had some sort of psycho counseling from being locked in a cubicle/squirrel cage most of their adult life.
Seriously, I open their medicine cabinets when I'm in their bathrooms and it looks like a DEA impound locker or something.
All I own is a bottle of Aspirin and it expired a year ago.
Finally, someone with eyes wide open.
You put into words exactly how I feel.
I look forward to your next post.
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Old 05-12-2015, 16:38   #36
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The happiest day is when a man buys his boat and when he sells his boat.
All your boat expenses, boat maintenance, and boat troubles vanish when a stranger hands you a bucket of cash. Thats a happy day to me!

The engine with that thing you just can't fix...gone!
Those sails that really need to be replaced...gone!
That scratch/crack you put in the hull last year when you hit the dock...gone!
The soft spot in the deck you try to ignore...gone!
That bent stanchion post...gone!
Stinky holding tank...gone!
Tiny leak in the pressure water system...gone!
The inverter that fried your laptop...gone!
Electrical gremlin and dead batteries...gone!
Head pump that needs to be rebuilt...gone!
That drip right over my bunk every time it rains...gone!
$30 fuel filters...gone!
Very expensive electronics that sometimes just don't work...gone!
Roller furler that wouldn't furl that one time you really needed it to furl...gone!
That bulkhead with bits of your head/hair embossed in it from hitting it so many times...gone!
The split pin that cuts your foot every time you go forward on a windy day...gone!
The bill from the mechanic/marina/boatyard/sailmaker/rigger/electrician that comes in 5x more than you expected...gone!

And I get a bucket of cash money...how can that not be a great day!
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Old 05-12-2015, 17:34   #37
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

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All your boat expenses, boat maintenance, and boat troubles vanish when a stranger hands you a bucket of cash. Thats a happy day to me!

The engine with that thing you just can't fix...gone!
Those sails that really need to be replaced...gone!
That scratch/crack you put in the hull last year when you hit the dock...gone!
The soft spot in the deck you try to ignore...gone!
That bent stanchion post...gone!
Stinky holding tank...gone!
Tiny leak in the pressure water system...gone!
The inverter that fried your laptop...gone!
Electrical gremlin and dead batteries...gone!
Head pump that needs to be rebuilt...gone!
That drip right over my bunk every time it rains...gone!
$30 fuel filters...gone!
Very expensive electronics that sometimes just don't work...gone!
Roller furler that wouldn't furl that one time you really needed it to furl...gone!
That bulkhead with bits of your head/hair embossed in it from hitting it so many times...gone!
The split pin that cuts your foot every time you go forward on a windy day...gone!
The bill from the mechanic/marina/boatyard/sailmaker/rigger/electrician that comes in 5x more than you expected...gone!

And I get a bucket of cash money...how can that not be a great day!
I'd rather have a sailboat, than a bucket of cash, any day....
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

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All your boat expenses, boat maintenance, and boat troubles vanish when a stranger hands you a bucket of cash. Thats a happy day to me!

The engine with that thing you just can't fix...gone!
Those sails that really need to be replaced...gone!
That scratch/crack you put in the hull last year when you hit the dock...gone!
The soft spot in the deck you try to ignore...gone!
That bent stanchion post...gone!
Stinky holding tank...gone!
Tiny leak in the pressure water system...gone!
The inverter that fried your laptop...gone!
Electrical gremlin and dead batteries...gone!
Head pump that needs to be rebuilt...gone!
That drip right over my bunk every time it rains...gone!
$30 fuel filters...gone!
Very expensive electronics that sometimes just don't work...gone!
Roller furler that wouldn't furl that one time you really needed it to furl...gone!
That bulkhead with bits of your head/hair embossed in it from hitting it so many times...gone!
The split pin that cuts your foot every time you go forward on a windy day...gone!
The bill from the mechanic/marina/boatyard/sailmaker/rigger/electrician that comes in 5x more than you expected...gone!

And I get a bucket of cash money...how can that not be a great day!
Wow! with all those problems, it sounds to me like you didn`t believe in preventive maintenance work . . . You were very lucky in finding a buyer (sucker) who was gullible enough to believe you as to the `soundness` of the boat ... wonder what he thinks of his purchase now? . . . Just one final question: Do you sleep well at night
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

Well ,i am about to find out if that is true or not. They also tell me that a boat is a hole in the water to put your money. I have never owned a boat,67 yrs old and just bought a couple of old boats to play with. Had a lot of cars ,to old to chase women ,to poor to take up flying. So I now own a power boat and a sail boat. Just play toys. Ask me in a year or two . LOL
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Old 05-12-2015, 17:54   #40
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

It has always seemed to me that there are 2 kinds of sailors (boaters). There are the guys who grew into the "way of life" that consumes us one way or another. We take the expense in stride. We feel elated when underway, when at anchor, when hanging around the boatyard doing all that maintenance. It's just nice hanging around the boat. There are always mixed emotions around buying and selling for this lot. They understand what's ahead in both scenarios. These are the guys (and girls) that question the "2 happiest days" thing.
Then there are the guys that fall in love with that little white triangle on the horizon and romanticize themselves into ownership. The 1st happiest day of their life. Very easy to do and there are a lot more of these guys than the other guys. We're all human. They don't really anticipate all the work and expense involved in yachting. After a couple years as a weekend warrior the romanticism wears thin and the work and costs overwhelms them and the whole experience ends up being a chore. They sell the boat and experience the 2nd happiest day of their life.
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Re: The happiest day is when a man sells his boat? Can someone explain this lunacy to

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All your boat expenses, boat maintenance, and boat troubles vanish when a stranger hands you a bucket of cash. Thats a happy day to me!

The engine with that thing you just can't fix...gone!
Those sails that really need to be replaced...gone!
That scratch/crack you put in the hull last year when you hit the dock...gone!
The soft spot in the deck you try to ignore...gone!
That bent stanchion post...gone!
Stinky holding tank...gone!
Tiny leak in the pressure water system...gone!
The inverter that fried your laptop...gone!
Electrical gremlin and dead batteries...gone!
Head pump that needs to be rebuilt...gone!
That drip right over my bunk every time it rains...gone!
$30 fuel filters...gone!
Very expensive electronics that sometimes just don't work...gone!
Roller furler that wouldn't furl that one time you really needed it to furl...gone!
That bulkhead with bits of your head/hair embossed in it from hitting it so many times...gone!
The split pin that cuts your foot every time you go forward on a windy day...gone!
The bill from the mechanic/marina/boatyard/sailmaker/rigger/electrician that comes in 5x more than you expected...gone!

And I get a bucket of cash money...how can that not be a great day!
How can anyone cut themselves on a split pin more than once??? Fix it!!!
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It has always seemed to me that there are 2 kinds of sailors (boaters). There are the guys who grew into the "way of life" that consumes us one way or another....

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Then there are the guys that fall in love with that little white triangle on the horizon and romanticize themselves into ownership....
Sound like delusional fantasies in both cases if you ask me...

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Well ,i am about to find out if that is true or not. They also tell me that a boat is a hole in the water to put your money.

They used to say that BOAT stands for "bring out another thousand".

With inflation, it's now spelt BOATT. The first "T" stands for "Ten"
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Wow! with all those problems, it sounds to me like you didn`t believe in preventive maintenance work . . . You were very lucky in finding a buyer (sucker) who was gullible enough to believe you as to the `soundness` of the boat ... wonder what he thinks of his purchase now? . . . Just one final question: Do you sleep well at night
Preventative maintenance...gone!

How do I sleep?...dry as a bone, finally.

The new owner paid a fair price with all due consideration to the boat's features and defects. If you buy a 45 year old boat, for very little money, this is what you get. I fully disclosed the true condition of the boat. I doubt the surveyor found half the details I openly discussed. I helped the new owner after the sale, and spent hours with him going over the engine, electrical, plumbing, etc. He was no nube, he was experienced and competent...he knew what he was doing...and he was really really happy the day he bought the boat. Isn't there like a saying about that, about how the buyer and seller are both happy on that day, how does it go again?
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