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Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,767
Posted By JLD
Never happened while we sailed. Were we doing it...

Never happened while we sailed. Were we doing it wrong? :):rofl:

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,138
Posted By JLD
Government policies have very little to do with...

Government policies have very little to do with the current increase if the price of oil and gas in the U.S. There is a world marketplace for oil. It is this world marketplace that sets the price...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By JLD
There are so many niches within the boat market,...

There are so many niches within the boat market, that it's hard to talk about the market as a whole.

I have seen the market for some small boats begin to normalize. However, it been so hot for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,583
Posted By JLD
Peter, thanks for your bike review. Many of the...

Peter, thanks for your bike review. Many of the things you discuss are why we are looking at them as well.

Received an email from Rad this morning for their new folding e-bike,


RadExpand 5...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-12-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By JLD
In Delaware there is no sales or personal...

In Delaware there is no sales or personal property tax on a boat, and registration is $60 a year.

If you buy a trailerable boat, you do pay a 4.25% document tax (sales tax) on the trailer and...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 03-10-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,935
Posted By JLD
If you are going to join this forum just to sell...

If you are going to join this forum just to sell your boat, you should at least have the courtesy to read the sticky at the top of the Boats | For Sale page!

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,632
Posted By JLD
I love seeing well preserved ships, and this is...

I love seeing well preserved ships, and this is one of them.

I got goosebumps when I visited the Vasa Museum in Stockholm several years ago, mostly because I was looking at a 1628 warship that was...
Forum: Boats | Wanted 03-10-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,338
Posted By JLD
Maybe? My current facebook presence is...

Maybe?

My current facebook presence is limited to five, boat brand specific, groups. I chose these five groups as I will likely buy one of these boats.

When you come closer to deciding what...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By JLD
I think the crazy Covid market is over, and...

I think the crazy Covid market is over, and things will slowly begin to normalize.

I have been seeing a lot of travel trailer inventory at the RV dealer lots I have driven past. Much more than...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-07-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,572
Posted By JLD
We basically are energy dependent. Some years we...

We basically are energy dependent. Some years we import slightly more than we export, as sometimes the opposite.

There is a good article...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 03-06-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,460
Posted By JLD
We spent the weekend in Delaware, before driving...

We spent the weekend in Delaware, before driving home (for the next two weeks!) to Southern PA.

Delaware prices were $3.99/gallon for gasoline (I have a love/hate relationship with my 33 gallon...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,196
Posted By JLD
I think this will likely be a good Summer for new...

I think this will likely be a good Summer for new boat sales (lots of pre-orders), but I think over-all the boat and RV market is returning back to normal.

As I drive past dealerships (including...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,196
Posted By JLD
I have been watching the mortgage market for the...

I have been watching the mortgage market for the past year and it has been a little stressful. Twelve months ago, when we got the construction loan for our home build, regular mortgage rates were...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,196
Posted By JLD
There is no right or wrong answer about when to...

There is no right or wrong answer about when to buy a boat, as we all have different lives and dreams. Some folks dream of cruising full time while many others may choose to do it a day, week, or...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,572
Posted By JLD
Thank you for your extremely helpful insight into...

Thank you for your extremely helpful insight into my post! :rolleyes:

Jim
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,572
Posted By JLD
While a non-binding resolution, U.N. General...

While a non-binding resolution, U.N. General Assembly in historic vote denounces Russia over Ukraine invasion...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,858
Posted By JLD
Maybe it's because I have a limited budget, but I...

Maybe it's because I have a limited budget, but I have always been from the school of "buy the boat, use the boat, make sure it fits my needs BEFORE spending too much money on it"

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By JLD
The article linked in the first post, says the...

The article linked in the first post, says the county is posting notices and the owners have 21 days to respond. No response and the boat is assumed to be a derelict.

It also notes that such...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,858
Posted By JLD
I would offer that you also consider how long you...

I would offer that you also consider how long you plan to keep the boat, to help decide if you idea makes financial sense. If you plan of keeping the boat for a long time, then a refit might be a...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-27-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By JLD
Congrats! That was a great boat and a great...

Congrats! That was a great boat and a great price, along with a nice, detailed advertisement for sale.

Jim
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-27-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,572
Posted By JLD
Ukraine is already a neutral county, who wants to...

Ukraine is already a neutral county, who wants to have economic ties with the EU. As a sovereign nation, it should be their prerogative to align with whatever countries they choose.

I would...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-27-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,572
Posted By JLD
LOL, it is funny because you came to a specific...

LOL, it is funny because you came to a specific thread, in a non-boating sub-forum, to read and post about this thread. :)

Respectfully, if you don't like the thread you don't have to read it. I...
Forum: Harbor Chat 02-27-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,572
Posted By JLD
I don't see anything changing. NATO will...

I don't see anything changing. NATO will continue to send arms into Ukraine for the Ukrainians to defend themselves, they won't send in troops. Russian aggression against any NATO country,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,321
Posted By JLD
When we moved to our last rental house, with a...

When we moved to our last rental house, with a smaller yard, I went with an electric mower and trimming tools. We move into our newly built home next month with an almost one acre yard and I will be...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 02-24-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,118
Posted By JLD
If you wanted to go even simpler, as there are no...

If you wanted to go even simpler, as there are no lower units on a jet boat, I would recommend checking out a Yamaha SX190 or AR190 jetboat. $30K could get something from 2018/2019. Yamaha also has...
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