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Old 12-07-2015, 19:17   #46
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Re: No Sailing Experience / Buying a Boat = Stupid?

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Interesting that there's not a single response from the OP.
Well, she did ask the question (in the thread title) of whether or not this was a stupid idea. Based on the responses given, she probably has enough info to answer that question for herself.

Also worth noting, if you follow her signature through to her YouTube channel, then to Facebook... she's posted that the bank "turned them down" (for a loan to buy the boat) but that the owner is going to let them "rent to own."

At least the bank is displaying some sense.

Apparently the next step is "moving stuff aboard."

So, maybe they're just busy with the move? Perhaps we'll get an update once she's had a few days of life aboard?
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Old 12-07-2015, 19:35   #47
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Perhaps we'll get an update once she's had a few days of life aboard?
She could start a new thread... titled "Breaking all the rules v2.0".

(Sorry Homeless, I couldn't resist, I am sitting at my desk programming while you are having fun on your boat.)

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Re: No Sailing Experience / Buying a Boat = Stupid?

So, I guess if she makes some progress reports we will soon have the answer to the original equation (No Sailing Experience / Buying a Boat = Stupid ).

My expectation is that it will prove perhaps not "stupid" but ill advised, but I've been wrong before!

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So, I guess if she makes some progress reports we will soon have the answer to the original equation
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The boat in question is being sold on a live auction site in New Zealand. Current top bid (reserve not yet met) is NZ$30,500 (approx. US $21K). Seller is looking at a price towards NZ$79,000 (approx. US $53K). She sounds like a really lovely yacht and certainly a lot of boat for your money. Here's a link for those interested.
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