Most boat owners don't want the hassle of self-financing a boat for someone they don't know. If they do finance the sale of their boat, and the buyer defaults, they don't have the boat or the money...and have the further headache of trying to collect from a deadbeat that may not even be in the country. I can't see most sellers willing to risk that.
Besides, if the buyer can't come up with his own financing, he's probably a pretty bad risk for the owner to finance, don't you think??
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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