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Old 07-15-2015, 10:40 PM   #41
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Double your budget as it always happens that way. Buy a better boat. Buyer's remorse sucks.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:26 AM   #42
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You've had a hull survey but what about a mechanical survey? Engines, transmissions, Generator. Bet it won't make WOT and that's a whole nother issue. What do the oil samples indicate? You could find yourself behind the financial eight ball if you suddenly have major work to do on the engines etc.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:59 AM   #43
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Thank you all, so very much for your help and guideance. We walked away from the boat today. =)
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:04 AM   #44
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good luck on your renewed search now that you walked from this one
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:45 AM   #45
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You probably saves your self 3 or 4 years of hard work.

I would rather cruise those years , than have a "project".

Unless of course boat rebuilding is your hobby , not boat cruising.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:45 AM   #46
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I believe you made the right decision. Good luck on your next boat finding adventure. It's out there, it just hasn't found you yet.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:23 AM   #47
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This type of thread is recurring theme on TF, and I think the OP's never learn.

Well, actually this one seems like he learned, yippee!

The best value in a boat for the dollar is a boat that someone spent a mint to refit a few years ago, or the boat that has had continued money poured into it along the way.

These boats hit the market and they are the boats that you see with listing prices slightly above the average, yet they sell right away.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:48 AM   #48
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This type of thread is recurring theme on TF, and I think the OP's never learn.

Well, actually this one seems like he learned, yippee!

The best value in a boat for the dollar is a boat that someone spent a mint to refit a few years ago, or the boat that has had continued money poured into it along the way.

These boats hit the market and they are the boats that you see with listing prices slightly above the average, yet they sell right away.
+1 When I started looking at what I thought were trawlers a friend first thing on my list of wants should be "how much work do you want to do or how much cruising do want to do? Can't do both at the same time" Good advice My boat was on the market 3 days when I bought it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:31 PM   #49
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Yep. She is out there and we will find her. This really is a great bunch of ppl. I appreciate all the good advice even if it seemed like I was being thick headed lol. =) I am glad we walked away. Rumor has it the the owner wants to put it in the water now that we are not interested.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:58 PM   #50
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Yep. She is out there and we will find her. This really is a great bunch of ppl. I appreciate all the good advice even if it seemed like I was being thick headed lol. =) I am glad we walked away. Rumor has it the the owner wants to put it in the water now that we are not interested.
very deep water?
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:01 PM   #51
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LOL!! Fortunately I believe that the seacocks are frozen in the shut position ;-)
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:32 PM   #52
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Ouch. Launching a boat with frozen seacocks.. just silly... And desperate.

Glad you walked. Planet is large, but from coast to coast bad boats are like bad pennies. The same one will pop up here, then 6 months later a few hundred miles away. Then a year later..

Im sure you made the right choice. And as time goes on you will surely see that boat again. Especially if its local to you. If new owner puts in 30k for repairs and it is an amazing flagship of pride in ownership thats great. Be happy for them.

Odds are they will have put in the 30k and the boat will look near identical as it did when you looked at it. Repairs add up. Projects stack up. And years under neglected maint add up. The clock never stops.

Meanwhile you will be enjoying cruising somewhere with the Mrs., enjoying your new boat that popped up when you last expected it.

Again. Glad you walked away.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:38 PM   #53
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Yes. Wise choice IMO. Many other boats out there.
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:19 AM   #54
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"This type of thread is recurring theme on TF, and I think the OP's never learn."

Nope , they just cant seem to realize their pressing question has been covered a few dozen times in the ARCHIVES!
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"This type of thread is recurring theme on TF, and I think the OP's never learn."

Nope , they just cant seem to realize their pressing question has been covered a few dozen times in the ARCHIVES!
I agree

and although I think I read every thread in the forum some several times and I have 17 book marked for references

sometimes I think people (including me sometimes) want word the same thing in our own way and see if the expected responses are different

but typically they are not
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #56
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"This type of thread is recurring theme on TF, and I think the OP's never learn."

Nope , they just cant seem to realize their pressing question has been covered a few dozen times in the ARCHIVES!
It is not really practical for a newbie to do a search on this topic unless they want to go through a large number of threads. Those of us that read the threads continually take it for granted a newbie will know what we know. They isn't the case most of the time. Perhaps a topic area on something like "Looking for a Trawler" would send newbies to the right place but I have my doubts even that will work. First experience with these kind of forums has a learning curve and most of us want immediate gratification.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:56 AM   #57
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"This type of thread is recurring theme on TF, and I think the OP's never learn."

Nope , they just cant seem to realize their pressing question has been covered a few dozen times in the ARCHIVES!

who cares anyway.. it gives all us old bastards a reason to get up in the morning and do something besides complain at the wife or kick the dog..

not to mention giving some people a soap bob to stand on and shove their whacked out perspectives down our collective throats.



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Old 07-19-2015, 12:24 PM   #58
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Nope , they just cant seem to realize their pressing question has been covered a few dozen times in the ARCHIVES!

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Old 07-26-2015, 12:47 PM   #59
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Glad you decided against it! I'm living in my "great deal fixer upper" sailboat and it's not even close to being finished. Owned her for close to 6 years now. . .so much time spent doing projects that could have been spent on the water At this point, I'll end up letting her lose for a fraction of what I've got in repairs/updates. But the time and money saved will be worth it!

Money is something you can make/save more of. . .time, once past, is gone forever

I hope my next boats projects are only as involved as installing a new stereo or gimbaled wine glass holders

Good luck with your search!
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Now that a bit of sanity has returned start looking for a well maintained boat that you can use now. There is a small percentage of boats maintained by fastidious owners that are usually a great buy. With the internet everyone knows the prices of boats and the great ones get lumped in with the bad ones at similar prices.
Finding a great one will require a lot less work than fixing trash.
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