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Re: Initial Offer Question

Well, we both like sailing, but have different experiences. My SO Sunfished a lot when younger and loved it. I started on a 45'er and made eight Mac trips, one deep into the North Channel, one trip to the Bahamas and one to the Keys, and a lot of sailing in between. All on the same boat. I also helmed club races on my boss's 35'er. Two different worlds, one love of sailing, each based on our individual experiences.

But a power boater and a sailor? At least we're not that far apart. But it is possible to get the power boater to agree on buying a sailboat. My dad was a die hard power boater, back when we called them cabin cruisers. He talked about buying one for years. Then one day he called me up and said he was going to do it.

"Dad! You're going to buy a stink pot!?!?" It just came out. It was 1975 and anyone who remembers back then remembers the oil crisis. Then I underhandedly threw the gas costs at him. A month later he called and said "I bought a sailboat." It was more a motorsailer than sailboat and I think that's where the power boater can make the move to into the light.
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Re: Initial Offer Question

Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post

But a power boater and a sailor? At least we're not that far apart.
Yeah that would be like a Protestant and a Catholic in Northern Ireland, heck wars have been fought for less LOL.

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