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Old 04-16-2013
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Re: Somebody is gonna get a sweet boat for little money!

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
"89.7% Positive feedback"

In the immortal words of Monty Python, "RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!"

Sorry, but that feedback rating is really way below par for ebay sellers.
Really could be, or it could be just part and parcel to the business of selling trashed boats. They don't claim to be selling ready to go boats, but you know the posts we see here all time about people buying boats halfway across the country sight unseen and wonder if they can sail them home 20,000 miles. There description sure did not really match the amount of damage to the boat, and to say it was insured for 300,000 is very misleading. Check yacht world and they start at less then $50,000 granted this one had a lot of new gear, it seemed not not really be that clean in the bilges. I don't think it would be offered at over 150,000 prior to the accdent. Nada average is $67,600, though I am sure that includes some projects. But if it stays below 50,000 they will be getting a good deal.

The best quote was:

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The fiberglass hull is in good condition except for small hole noted below.
I think a hole excludes it from being in good condition. But at least the front did not fall off.

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a small delamination where the recovery vessel lightly touched the Vagabond while salvors were boarding.
Does not look like slight damage, and is not going to just buff out.

Last edited by miatapaul; 04-16-2013 at 01:20 PM.
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