Where in the world to buy a boat. Special Places. - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 09-19-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,295
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 11
capttb is on a distinguished road
And I've been present when many harbors TRY to auction off confiscated and abandoned vessels. Saw one where there were no bids on any of the dozen larger boats, and the high seller for the day was a ten foot sailboat "hull" that went for $28 after a bidding war.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 09-19-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
The problem with many of the repo and confiscation auctions is that you don't have any warranty and must generally accept the boat AS IS. This means you don't get a chance to survey the boat, and don't have any real idea of what condition it is in. Many of these boats go for very little money, but are not really a bargain, since you could often have bought a decent boat for what it will cost you to rehab the auction purchase.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 09-19-2007
TSteele65's Avatar
Ne'er Do Well
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 563
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
TSteele65 is on a distinguished road
Mexico, of course.

Man, you guys are slacking off...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 09-19-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jldooley is on a distinguished road
TSteele65,
Do you know any trustworthy surveyors in Mexico
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fine-Tuning the Autopilot, Part Two Dan Neri Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-13-2003 08:00 PM
Understanding the Racing Rules, Part Three Dean Brenner Racing Articles 0 09-09-2002 08:00 PM
Replacing Our Boat Sue & Larry Buying a Boat Articles 0 07-31-1999 08:00 PM
How to Choose the Right Boat Don Casey Cruising Articles 0 04-20-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:13 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012