It has certainly hit me hard in some ways and been good in others. I have a boat
I can't sell, the 38 foot Hughes
, but then again I might not be needing to sell it if I didn't buy a boat
I never dreamed I could afford. The people in the market for my 38 would be the middle class, but it takes cash on the barrel to buy a 30 year old boat, and the middle class has no disposable income
right now. The higher class with the money
will buy a newer boat costing 10 time this. I expected to have a hard time selling my 30 footer because the market is flooded with them. That's the boat I thought I would be stuck with. I expected the 38 to sell like hot cakes on a cold day, I was wrong, they can afford the 30 but not the 38. I had 17,000 people look at my ebay add for the 38, 2500 were watching it but not one bid. People want it but can't afford it. The price
was good $15,000, for a 38, pretty much ready to go, not bad in my book, but not one taker. Bad economy, real bad....
The 38 is what is keeping me form starting my circumnavigation
, one too many boats to worry about. Actually I like to think it was just luck that got me my dream boat, not the economy. Just lucky to be the right person in the right place at the right time. It was a pig in a poke and I had the right tools, the willingness to take a chance and the desire to get it out. In the end it will probably be the best day of my life. Check out my website for the story.