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Old 10-23-2012
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Re: Why so many unused boats?

i have watched as folks buy boats with intent of cruising. something happens--wifee doesnt like the lifestyle, guy gets ill, as he has waited soo long to fulfil his dream, then dies...she wants to sell, market wont allow that to happen at the pricing she seems to thing is appropriate, as she has no clue...
.folks cruise and leave boats behind when they return to their land homes--never to return to boat again---many reasons for boats to lie fallow. most have to do with the mindset of the buyer and operator.
this didnt used to be a "problem", as wood boats have a self limitation---fiberglass ones don0t have nor share that limitation--they dont rot and sink. other things happen to them instead, and they become eyesores,and therefore unsellable.
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