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Old 09-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #141
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Me too... I am in the "we are being scammed" camp. And even if we aren't, this is long past absurd. Whoever this is has also ruined the Powerboat forum over at Cruiser Forum for Bess and me too, with 6 of the top 10 threads in the wrong sub-forums. Look GG, you have all the info you could possibly need by now. It's time for you to stop trying to find the PERFECT boat and go buy one of the hundreds of leads you have for boats that clearly meet your criteria. I would imagine that you have seen every possible option on Yachtworld by now. You will never find "perfect" which is what the community has been telling you for over a year now.
Lots of us looked for over a year before buying a large boat!

I, myself activly discussed, and pondered a large boat for several years before buying one.

I looked on YW, and every venue possible. Bugged lots of people.

What makes GG different, because shes a girl? Or a single mom? or both?
Is it that she does not fit the typical demographic of a large boat owner?

Seriously guys, I see dreamers come to these forums every day. Most go away quickly, some stay. Some never buy a boat, but they learn about boats and for whatever reason decide its not for them.

Some ask questions, bracket their needs vs their wants, and buy a boat eventually.

This is GG's adventure, her life, and I for one hope it works out for her!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #142
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I found her the perfect boat , am just looking for the ca$h!


>The Choy Lee 66 would be first look, to see what compromises were a stopper.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983...s#.UjW0dn9BCho

4 state rooms and under budget<

Case Closed!
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #143
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I found her the perfect boat , am just looking for the ca$h!


>The Choy Lee 66 would be first look, to see what compromises were a stopper.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983...s#.UjW0dn9BCho

4 state rooms and under budget<

Case Closed!
The boat must be a boat that I have NOT already seen and CANNOT be a boat that is listed on Yachtworld.

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Old 09-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #144
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The Choy Lee 66 would be first look, to see what compromises were a stopper.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983...s#.UjW0dn9BCho
4 state rooms and under budget

Case Closed!
That is a BEAUTY....so much so that I almost didn't want to post an alternative 65' catamaran that needs a lot of work, but could be a very nice vessel when finished

The Choy Lee looks like it might be an estate sale?

...and are those GM 53 series engines?
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That is a BEAUTY....so much so that I almost didn't want to post an alternative 65' catamaran that needs a lot of work, but could be a very nice vessel when finished

The Choy Lee looks like it might be an estate sale?

...and are those GM 53 series engines?
Specs said 8V71 about 350hp I think.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:11 PM   #146
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I found her the perfect boat , am just looking for the ca$h!


>The Choy Lee 66 would be first look, to see what compromises were a stopper.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983...s#.UjW0dn9BCho

4 state rooms and under budget<

Case Closed!
And it's a new listing
what are we waiting for?

While at this point, I have become a bit skeptical that there ever will be a purchase, i hope GC has got to the point that she realizes that there is NO perfect boat out there. Not even new for a gazillion dollars

When you make that list of what you must have, it means you can live without those items not on that list.

good luck. May you have fair winds and following seas.
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This appears to be what you are looking for a hotel on the water! 1991 Cheoy Lee LRC Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com Please let me know what you think!
Looks like a very nice boat. The price is north for my budget. And, I was really hoping to find a boat with a raised pilothouse. Thanks for posting it.
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And it's a new listing
what are we waiting for?

While at this point, I have become a bit skeptical that there ever will be a purchase, i hope GC has got to the point that she realizes that there is NO perfect boat out there. Not even new for a gazillion dollars

When you make that list of what you must have, it means you can live without those items not on that list.

good luck. May you have fair winds and following seas.
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I agree with you Richard. The boat that I want is rare and could take months to become available. I am changing my plan a bit and going to go with something else....for now.
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I am changing my plan a bit and going to go with something else....for now. __________________

Well I guess there goes my $5K!
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Looks like a very nice boat. The price is north for my budget. And, I was really hoping to find a boat with a raised pilothouse. Thanks for posting it.
GG, might I sugest you don't get totally wedded to the pilothouse style. once the boat is up in the 50' plus range, the pilot area is always very generous anyway, and you are already fairly high up with good visibility. Having said that, the Cheoy Lee 66s that have been mentioned, and even that Ocean Alex 71, put up recently come pretty close to your wish-list.

However, if you have decided to settle for something else for now, we would love to hear what that is, even if it's a small beachside cottage in fact. I think you owe us that...
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There is no perfect boat, just the one with the least amount of compromises balanced with being able to afford the purchasing, running, maintaining, and moorage of it. In the search, impatience can be a costly flaw!
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I would be interested to see if there are any boats that are NOT for sale that you are interested. Send us a few pics, makes, and models of boats you DO want to buy, but aren't on the market.
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I agree with you Richard. The boat that I want is rare and could take months to become available. I am changing my plan a bit and going to go with something else....for now.
Like a Condo or a house? If so, nice to see you come down.
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I don't think Galaxy Girl is any different than many of us here who spend months or years in search of the right boat. And along the way we define, refine, modify, and sometimes completely change our requirements as we go along. And often in the middle (muddle?) of it all we just take a break.
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I don't think Galaxy Girl is any different than many of us here who spend months or years in search of the right boat. And along the way we define, refine, modify, and sometimes completely change our requirements as we go along. And often in the middle (muddle?) of it all we just take a break.
The best way to learn is to actually go out on a few boats...

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You would do much better to make the compromises now that you can live with longer term than to think in terms of trading up later. Unless you are thinking several years before trading up, this is almost certainly a way to lose money. Every boat is a compromise, just make educated compromises that will suit your needs for the foreseeable future.

OR (plan B)

Get a smaller vessel and use it as a learning platform for your family. You may decide eventually that going at 6-7kts is not a great way to see the world!! Also, your needs may (probably will) change as the kids grow up and leave the floating nest.
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True for many of us but different folks learn in different ways. Nothing wrong with that.
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