Come on Homeless, reconsider and keep posting
, if only now and then.
Just briefly touching on the issue of buyer offers - there is a HUGE difference between the following two situations:
A) I have to/want to sell my boat now
B) I am happy to keep my boat, but will sell if I get my minimum price
It's nice to be in situation "B", since you have the luxury of being able to ignore low offers as often as you choose. Unlike cars, boat selling prices vary wildly, up and down.
such as this, there are always replies that frustrate OPs because they represent the attitude "There is only one viewpoint on this, and it's my viewpoint". Also the "Unless it's made of pure gold it's not good enough" contributions. Just have to suffer those.
In fact, if you scan long threads (not just on CF) you often find a majority of replies of doubtful value to the original poster. Some posts look like keyboard addicts just pushing their views. But in amongst those are sometimes invaluable contributions from clever sailors that make it worthwhile.
Your posts are really very well written, often including a lot of pertinent detail in a few sentences, and you know how to stay relevant and on subject. It's really a joy to read, so I hope you will continue.