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post #267 of Old 10-05-2009
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Originally Posted by TiarasWake View Post
I am wondering whether there is someone out there near MD with a boat that is going to waste due to, perhaps, just a busy lifestyle. Maybe that person could afford to pay it forward, so to speak, to a family in need. My husband, toddlers and i live aboard a 27 foot boat. It is very old, but we love it more than any life on land. It is a long story as to how we arrived here, but we are grateful to have a roof over our heads and our family intact. We can no longer use our credit, as we lost everything during bad times. The important thing is that we are together and happy, yet the harsh reality remains that our old boat is just that. Our transom is rotting and our core is definitely wet with all of our leaks. We can no longer move the boat because it puts too much stress on the transom, causing water to come in rapidly. If we could get any type of loan we would be fine, but as i said, we no longer have that luxury. We cannot even get a loan to replace our dilapidated vehicles which are on their last legs. Call me crazy or what you will for this post, but I am just a mother and wife trying to save her family. My husband works hard to take care of us, but as many of you may know, when you sink down into a hole financially, it can be nearly impossible to get back out again. If our home ends up at the bottom of the drink, we will truly have nothing left. If you can be of any help at all, it would be appreciated more than you will ever know. Thanks for reading this post. I can only hope for a miracle.
I have a 38' Viking aft cabin in Galesville MD that i'd be happy to give you.. all you need is a place to put it.
The engines need work due to alcohol taking its toll on the fiberglass fuel tanks.. it also leaks a bit but a short haul and recaulking some planks forward, and rebedding the stuffing boxes will fix it.. I'm just done puttin money in the boat. It has a king size bed in the aft cabin, a fold down dinette and a single size bed in the forward cabin. the forward cabin could be redone to its original configuration with two beds. There are two heads. the aft head has a shower stall. The water tank needs to be replaced but the fresh water system works and it will run off dock water if available..

please send me an email to: jsailor @ with "VIKING 38" in the subject line if you're interested
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