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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats


Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Bushnell's Dove IV is actually one of the nicest BS Boats I've ever seen. The interior is very well done (which is rarely the case) and she appears to be immaculately maintained. She's also very well equipped with the expensive "yachty absurdities" Brent likes to continually decry.

What's sad is that this is actually the PERFECT specimen of a BS Yacht. A lot of time and money has gone into it. And yet it can only command an asking price of $56,000 (+$63 for Brent's royalty). Definitely a value problem with these boats.
^^^^^From September (Dove IV - not II...even so....)^^^^^

Dove II might not have been holed by Fukushima Debris, but it's still sinking like a hunk of steel in terms of value. Less than $20K for all the blood, sweat, and money poured into it. That's really embarrassing.

If you insist on having a steel boat (which I personally would never, ever want) - buy this one. DO NOT build your own on the belief in BS' clearly inaccuarate claims that his boats hold their value. You will lose not only years of your life and most of your cruising kitty building one of these hulks - you will also lose your shirt when trying to sell it.

Taking into account all of the above, building a BS boat is a lose/lose proposition (Con)...unless you are a paranoid survivalist who fears Fukushima Debris like The Zombie Apocalypse (Pro).

Last edited by smackdaddy; 01-01-2014 at 02:33 PM.
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