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Old 04-03-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Almost blind

Hello all,

Retirement is approaching, 15 months away, and we have decided trawler life is the life for me, good by city life.

I live in the Pensacola area and am somewhat limited in boats that I can look at live and am going blind looking on line. Right now there is a 1974 Defever 40 in Carrabelle, 3.5 hour drive, for about 50k and a 1993 Jefferson 42 in mobile, 1 hour drive, for 100k that I will look at this week.

anywho, just wanted to say high and will be reading a lot here to learn what I can.

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Old 04-03-2018, 04:15 PM   #2
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So glad to hear you're not literally going blind. Welcome, and good luck in your search.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:05 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. Glad you can still actually see. I had cataract surgery about a year ago and canít believe how nice it is to see...
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:51 PM   #8
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Glad to meet you, I’m going deaf.
The average age of participants of this forum might be frighteningly high, you’ll find lots of company with various ailments here!
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Glad to meet you, Iím going deaf.
The average age of participants of this forum might be frighteningly high, youíll find lots of company with various ailments here!
Much like our boats.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:02 AM   #10
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Welcome and did you get a chance to look at the one you mentioned?
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Welcome and did you get a chance to look at the one you mentioned?

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......


Boat name was "Door to Summer"
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That's tough, but in the scheme of things, it's part of the process of finding the right boat.
I looked online endlessly before pounding the pavement.
Even at that, we flew 1000 miles to look at a boat, which we liked, but was unsuited to our anticipated use.
oh well, the bbq was REALLY good.
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Now you have really been welcomed to the work of boating :-) But like you said, you have time, and this has been good experience.
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Brokers... I once called a broker to ask if a boat was still available. Asked if he was familiar with the boat, he said he was the listing broker. Asked if I could look at it that day, yes. Got on a plane and flew into LA, rented a car, met broker, looked at boat, made an offer. An hour later he calls me and said the boat had sold 2 weeks before and had been sea trialed and surveyed. Kissed that frog...
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Brokers... I once called a broker to ask if a boat was still available. Asked if he was familiar with the boat, he said he was the listing broker. Asked if I could look at it that day, yes. Got on a plane and flew into LA, rented a car, met broker, looked at boat, made an offer. An hour later he calls me and said the boat had sold 2 weeks before and had been sea trialed and surveyed. Kissed that frog...
That was no frog. You kissed a toad.
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If you go blind you would miss the pearls from our legendary Mr RTF and it would be a pity so take care to your eyes.
On boat subject I would see it on the positive side... better see that the advertised one is a lemon than buy it and be stuck with it, and if you missed one thatís because your one is still waiting for you to find it.

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Let me explain something to you. The boat finds you, not the other way around. Like wife shopping, she'll know it before you will. I looked for years, but new it was the one when it saw me.

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Greetings,
Mr. L_t. "If you go blind you would miss the pearls from our legendary Mr RTF and it would be a pity so take care to your eyes."

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Mr. L_t. "If you go blind you would miss the pearls from our legendary Mr RTF and it would be a pity so take care to your eyes."

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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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