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Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Everyone has different priorities.

A bit more than 3 years ago I purchased my first "big" boat...one with a head and galley, etc. A bit more than 1 year ago, I put that boat up for sail and purchased a bigger one.

Financially, not smart. Not smart at all. The $s I spent on upgrades to the first boat were (not surprisingly) not recouped. But I have ZERO regrets. I figure those $ bought me an education. I learned what I liked and did not like in a boat. What was important to me and what I wanted to avoid. I began learning about boat systems and how to diagnose problems and fix them (or find the right person to help.)

Mostly, however, I SAILED! I initially pulled the trigger after a short search of a few months. My free time is limited, but I got on the water as much as I could. That's the real reason for no regrets. I had a sailboat. It's a boat, not an investment.

Now, there's lots of folks much smarter than me who could have figured this all out without following the path I did and saved some $ in the process. So, I don't offer this up as a model, just to say I am ok with the path I took.

All that said, I think looking at boats for sale is blast. I'm sure I'm on yachtworld at least once a week. I'm not going to buy a third boat (yet...my wife's making me type this) but it is fun to look.

Everyone has to find their own way to happiness. I hope Julie finds hers...
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Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

The long shot odds here are that she did buy a boat and promptly left us all for dead, once she didn't need us anymore.
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The long shot odds here are that she did buy a boat and promptly left us all for dead, once she didn't need us anymore.
That would be just fine by me. At least she'd be out sailing instead of engaging in all of that mental masturbation.
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