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Old 19-06-2007, 12:13   #1
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Living an old story

There is a funny story a broker once told. There was a guy who wanted a Scarab. He figured out how he could pay for it by leveraging his credit cards and eating baloney. The day he bought it, he and the broker took it out. At the fuel dock he went inside to buy chips while the broker oversaw the fueling of the boat. He picked up some chips and beer and told the cashier to add the cost of the fuel. $412.55 said the cashier. The guy was flored. He had no idea how much fuel the boat took. Later after scooting around the bay for an hour the broker asked him where it keep the boat... of course he hadn't thought of that.

This is a cautionary tale of course but recently a friends brother purchased a new Scarab as part of his "turning forty thing". Today she said she found a receipt for the gas... you guessed it $400.00.
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Old 23-06-2007, 10:34   #2
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Like I always say, boats are cheap to buy, expensive to own, and impossible to part with once you have them.
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Old 23-06-2007, 14:41   #3
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Yeeeeiip. I have a friend that he and his wife have an OK launch. A bit Slow, but comfy. They fell in love with a bigger one and so placed their own on the market. The Broker pressured them by say others were looking at the boat they wanted and ones were looking at theirs and you all know the drill. So know they have two boats. Been about 2yrs now and their first one is still on the market. They are struggling to pay the payments of the new one and have two Marina bills.
Back when they were still looking at the new one, I said to them then, don't be in a rush. It's much easier to buy a boat than to sell one.

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
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