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Old 12-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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How to devalue your boat

Here's another "cost" of boating that wasn't mentioned in the boating $ thread: the butcher job "electronics upgrade" on a $300K classic Stephens:
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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On the other hand, by being true to the lines and character of the boat, you can really add significant value>

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Mr. Moonstruck. I can't quite make it out but is the name of that boat "Fun in the Sun"?
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I think I've seen that picture once before Don. If it's the same boat (and the story behind it was true) it was done because the owner had a severe sun allergy or something like that. Had no desire to give up boating so he made a canvas shop owner very happy.
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We met a boat up at Roche Harbor that was enclosed in solid canvas with a few horizontal slits. The owner had a similar medical condition. Once we knew that it made a lot more sense.
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We met a boat up at Roche Harbor that was enclosed in solid canvas with a few horizontal slits. The owner had a similar medical condition. Once we knew that it made a lot more sense.
Wouldn't it have been easier to enclose the owner in solid canvas?
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Wouldn't it have been easier to enclose the owner in solid canvas?
Why Ron,..... was that a joke?
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Wouldn't it have been easier to enclose the owner in solid canvas?

Maybe West Marine could import outfits like this in high visibility yellow and orange. Would make the wearer stand out for CG and other patrol/rescue boats. Might have to make them out of Kevlar though.
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I think I've seen that picture once before Don. If it's the same boat (and the story behind it was true) it was done because the owner had a severe sun allergy or something like that. Had no desire to give up boating so he made a canvas shop owner very happy.
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Wouldn't it have been easier to enclose the owner in solid canvas?
I think you're talking about this guy.

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One of my pet peeves is "for sale" listings. I have seen numerous pictures of boats for sale, primarily on YW as that's the site I mostly frequent, where the seller has not taken the time to clean/tidy up. Also as I have mentioned before, the state of the ER's, if even shown, is sometimes akin to the black hole of Calcutta. Talk about devaluing your boat.
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I think you're talking about this guy.
That's the one. He had an AC unit or something running too if memory served. We joked about it at first, but someone talked to him they discovered it was a medical issue of some sort. No sure if it was an allergy. Was that you Todd?
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Greetings,
One of my pet peeves is "for sale" listings. I have seen numerous pictures of boats for sale, primarily on YW as that's the site I mostly frequent, where the seller has not taken the time to clean/tidy up. Also as I have mentioned before, the state of the ER's, if even shown, is sometimes akin to the black hole of Calcutta. Talk about devaluing your boat.
+1

Add to that pictures that look like they were taken by a 4 year old.

Lot to be said for detailing and then staging a boat for sale.

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Greetings,
One of my pet peeves is "for sale" listings. I have seen numerous pictures of boats for sale....
Why do they always have a pic of the actual toilet bowl? We know what they look like. And lid up? Is that just to annoy female boaters ( some of whom leave the lid down to annoy guys).
At least it`s an area even the untidiest owner cleans up before pressing the shutter!(Or so we hope).
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Why Ron,..... was that a joke?
Did you laugh?
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Wouldn't it have been easier to enclose the owner in solid canvas?
Full canvas - $15,000

1 Pair trousers - $15.00
1 Long sleeved shirt - $15.00
1 Tilley hat - $70.00

Net savings - $14,000
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Full canvas - $15,000

1 Pair trousers - $15.00
1 Long sleeved shirt - $15.00
1 Tilley hat - $70.00

Net savings - $14,000
Of course your right economically speaking, Ron. However you are discounting the enhancement of the craft that the extra $14,000. does.
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Of course your right economically speaking, Ron. However you are discounting the enhancement of the craft that the extra $14,000. does.
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Full canvas - $15,000
1 Pair trousers - $15.00
1 Long sleeved shirt - $15.00
1 Tilley hat - $70.00
Net savings - $14,000
I think you both need to work on your math skills.
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I think you both need to work on your math skills.
I was watching two football games on TV and posting when the commercialls coincided. I realized my math error after I shut down the computer and went to bed.

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When I lived in the Keys a few yrs back there was a boat done up like that (if it wasn't this one) that was anchored in Tarpon Basin, actually I think that one was a 43 Viking, ANYWAY, what a friggin eyesore to have right in the middle of your sunset Why yes I am a bit ego-centric

Perhaps they were nudists....... MORE CANVAS, MORE CANVAS!!!!
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