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Old 07-27-2017, 04:53 PM   #21
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You guys are killing me.

I know the guy (an usher in our wedding) who just bought the boat. He's 60 years old, has owned boats for years with a 50 footer currently. He knows he's looking at a multi year project. He wants to do the build out so he can sell the house, the other boat and use the KELLY as his retirement home. Expensive and time consuming? You bet. After the survey but before closing the estimates to blast the bottom, epoxy and bottom paint were $20-30k. He says it's part of owning this boat. I can't wait.
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:54 PM   #22
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Honestly who would want 80ft.? That is a very specialized market. I actually like to take my boat out! I could go up to 50', but that's my limit.
Because you can't handle a 80' boat it's silly?
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I think Donna has a point. Most 80' vessels have professional master and crew so it is a more limited market. I would also suggest that a large percentage of trawler operators on this forum would be very uncomfortable operating a vessel of this size.
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I think Donna has a point. Most 80' vessels have professional master and crew so it is a more limited market. I would also suggest that a large percentage of trawler operators on this forum would be very uncomfortable operating a vessel of this size.
Yup. For me I think 50' would be my limit also. I brought that up with the buyer. He didn't seem too concerned but he did mention it would limit some of the areas that he can get to now. He's already has dockage arranged at his home port so he's all set there. As things progress, I'll try to post on another thread. It could be interesting to follow his progress.
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