my EX-wife sold my catalina 30, while I was working at sea.
That sounds like a story I've heard.
One of the guys I work with went to a garage sale, and saw a really good expensive tool (I can't remember what) for very little money. He asks her what is wrong with it, and she says nothing. After some more disbelief from my friend, she says that her husband ran away with some little chippy and asked her to sell his tools and send him the money.