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Old 08-16-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Why A Yacht Is a Good Investment

For your mental health maybe, but not your wallet!

Video - Wealth: Why A Yacht Is a Good Investment - WSJ.com
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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I like his logic of sailing to BVI instead of storing for the winter!
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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For your mental health maybe, but not your wallet!

Video - Wealth: Why A Yacht Is a Good Investment - WSJ.com


I agree 100% with the video. However, if you buy a used boat at the right time and price it can be an investment. A boat can be as much of an investment as a dirt home. However, if we did not live on the Eagle, we could not justify the time and cost as it takes to maintain the Eagle. The cost of owning the Eagle is a little more than our 3000+ square ft house. However, I would much rather be spending time working on a boat then maintaining a house.

The main advantage is your mental and physical health by staying active and being in the elements. Most people say I look 10 years younger than I am.

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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We got to see a picture of you so we can be the judges of your statement...
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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Come on its the PINK BUNNY SLIPPERS that have you keeping that young mental thingy going on.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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Come on its the PINK BUNNY SLIPPERS that have you keeping that young mental thingy going on.
Gee, I was hoping the PINK BUNNY SLIPPERS where forgot. However, I still wear them on the cold days to keep my pedicured toes warm.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #7
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We got to see a picture of you so we can be the judges of your statement...

After seeing how good looking and young you are no way!
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Don't let dwhatty near those slippers. They may "grow legs."
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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We got to see a picture of you so we can be the judges of your statement...
Right, but remember you can look young and still be ugly.
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God! They would be the perfect compliment to my Breton Reds ensemble. Thanks Flywrong.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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Interesting story. I agree with all of it except the quote: "Owning a yacht is reserved for the wealthy." BAH! We are NOT wealthy. Owning Skinny Dippin' is a sacrifice of many things. You just have to know how to commit to it. Then enjoy it with your soul.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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I agree, but we don't own a million dollar yacht either. That's the part that is reserved for the wealthy!!

But I love my 'lil pig probably as much as he loves his $1M yacht. I just have to use more lipstick to make it look pretty!

Like you, I'm sure many of us make sacrifices to enjoy this lifestyle, but no complaints here. It's the lifestyle that I enjoy so much, including the boat tinkering and work.

Pass me some varnish and another beer while I catch this fish at sunset!!
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