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Old 04-13-2018, 09:46 PM   #21
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Yes we found out current boat on the way to look at another boat. We flew into BWI and had to drive down the VA and had a couple of hours extra so looked at Yachtworld and stopped to look at our President. Went to look at the other boat and next day stopped back to look at our President again and made an offer.


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Old 04-18-2018, 06:38 AM   #22
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Vision is clearing up

Sunday, wife and i, visited a boat, locally...wow...spent 2.5 hrs with PO and wife...while walking away from out visit, I told Michelle, "I really liked that boat" she said the same, then i said "we should try to buy that boat", she agreed....we turned around a went back to the boat and made a deal. The survey is this Friday....so excited...we won't be casting off for 15 months or so, that should give us lots of time to make her ours and practice at live aboarding.

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:49 AM   #23
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Congratulation! Hope the survey will go smooth.

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:54 AM   #24
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Now get a good surveyor that knows what he is doing
Make sure he checks everything...spot light controls, bilge pumps, lights etc
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Congratulations. Hope it all works out for you two.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:12 AM   #26
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Welcome from one newbie to another.

We're also looking for fiberglass trawlers with a single diesel in the 32' - 36' range for living aboard. So far we've narrowed the field to Grand Banks, Albin, CHB, Mainship and Marine Trader. This summer I will be motorcycle camping around the southeast looking for suitable candidates.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:50 AM   #27
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Sunday, wife and i, visited a boat, locally...wow...spent 2.5 hrs with PO and wife...while walking away from out visit, I told Michelle, "I really liked that boat" she said the same, then i said "we should try to buy that boat", she agreed....we turned around a went back to the boat and made a deal. The survey is this Friday....so excited...we won't be casting off for 15 months or so, that should give us lots of time to make her ours and practice at live aboarding.

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Any updates? Are you a fellow MT owner or soon to be?
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:50 AM   #28
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If all goes as plans, today we will complete the deal for the MT44.....Jeff from Florida Survey did one heck of a job. Rated the boat "above average" with a few suggestions.

We plan on closing with the PO and sleeping on the Boat tonight. Very exciting day for us.

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If all goes as plans, today we will complete the deal for the MT44.....Jeff from Florida Survey did one heck of a job. Rated the boat "above average" with a few suggestions.

We plan on closing with the PO and sleeping on the Boat tonight. Very exciting day for us.

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Old 04-28-2018, 06:42 AM   #31
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:22 AM   #32
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So, I was wrong, the owner was hiding things and he let me make a 600+ mile trip before he did a reveal. Now I will be jaded for sure. On top of that I found the previous listing for the boat where he must have paid about half of what he was asking and he hardly did anything to the boat.

Well he did let it loose the Bimini during hurricane and some gunnel damage, not revealed. Turd.


Back to kissing frogs I guess......


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Sounds just like the DeFever 40 I looked at in Naples 3 months ago --- a real disaster!
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Nice!!! what Marina is this?
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The more boats you look at the better you come to know what it is you want, and don't want in a boat. Maybe even more important, you come to know real market asking prices. That knowledge allows you to look at a boat and make an offer without thinking it over for a few days while someone else plunks cash down as a deposit on your dream boat.

One last point to ponder over rum, or gin, or both.... Even looking at a crappy boat in an ocean harbor is far better than looking at a hay bailing machine in the dust bowl.
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Congrats on your new boat. It looks very nice.
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