Originally Posted by ARoss
Lurker, are you selling too? I'm getting close to making the same decision myself. Some health issues with the Admiral, and several of our cruising friends getting out of boating have given us less opportunities to use the boat. A 73 yr old guy has no business crawling around in the bilges any more. The YW listings for these boats seem to hover around $25-30k but I'd love to know if there are closed sales at anything close to that.
BTW it looks like the link that started this thread has been removed. Was the boat sold?
Al - I think the seller mentioned he had a change in his work status that freed up enough time to enjoy the boat so he pulled it off the market.
I'm at a cross-roads with my boat. It's gotten very little use for the past 3 years due to family health issues and my work schedule. If I could sell it, I would. I'm spending too much $ on slip fees, maintenance and insurance for the amount of use I get out of her.
But, as you mentioned, the market for these old boats is terrible right now. Especially ones that still need some of the fixes these old TT's need - in my case, leaky decks and house. The fuel tanks have already been replaced with poly versions and the engine and tranny are strong. I believe those are the big items with these old boats.
I could drop ~$20k on getting the leaks fixed and have a pretty damn nice boat. But I'm just not sure that's a smart move for me in my present circumstance.
I'd let her go for $5K just to have my indecision stress go away!