Originally Posted by crankysailor
I recently lost
a "friend" in a different yet somewhat related manner. He is reasonably well off and wants to call himself a sailor. He bought my first boat
from me when I wanted to upgrade and destroyed the engine
and had to be towed into port. Sold
it without an engine
(amazingly enough) and now wants to buy a larger nicer $$$ boat
.. even asked me to come with to visit a prospect. At some point I just couldn't in good conscience keep quiet and told him.. hey.. maybe buying
a 40+ foot boat as a beginner is not the sharpest idea etc. He told me off and said that as usual I was treating everyone else around as an idiot ...I simply moved on with my life. .
Totally the right decision. No doubt some unscrupulous yacht broker
will be only too willing to feed his delusions.