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Old 12-02-2015, 10:53   #1
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How to buy a porteboat in Florida

1 - answer ad by phoning individual
2 - get instructions to rural area, double check on Google Maps, see that the two do not match, get clarification.
3 - meet to see boat
4 - as seller bends over to demonstrate something on boat, gun falls out of pocket
5 - spend the next half hour discussing guns, not boat
6 - get discount on boat because "you're a good guy"


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Old 12-02-2015, 11:02   #2
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Re: How to buy a porteboat in Florida

Nice find.

I'm hoping to find a cruiser who'll help me get one down here. If I can find someone with room on board for a Porta-bote who'll bring it down with them cruising south, I'll trade them a West Marine RIB for it when they get to Providenciales. I figure the RIB is worth an easy $2K and I know they could find the Porta-bote in Florida on eBay for $500. They'd have the Portabote as a backup on the way down, and the RIB from here on.

Any cruisers heading south who need a RIB? West Marine 3.5 for "$500".

Whaddaya think?
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