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Selling my boat -am I crazy?

I bought an O'Day 25 1976 for $2,500, which included no marina fees in April a few years ago. Sailed it a bunch but now have friends with boats and need the money.
Figured I wanted $3500 since I just paid $1000 in Summer fees. Listed it at $4,500 thinking people would haggle. Lots of looks, no offers. Dropped it to $3,500 thinking I'd just cut the bull and see if anyone took it.
Someone offered $3,500, shook on it, but then bailed two days later. I'm sharing marina fees with a friend and he bailed too, found a new boat share. So I have to pay him back since I told him I sold it.
I'm in a bind and someone offered me $2,500, which is what I paid originally but now have to pay back my friends since he shared the marina fees. This is a very in-demand marina - wait list of 70 people, cheapest in the city and a great view.
I'm pretty sure I'm taking the offer, but tell me - is it stupid? Could I get more? Or should I take the money and run?
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