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When is a picture not worth 1000 words?

When you're looking at sailboats

In my search for a project boat I came across this...

eBay Motors: 1976 C&C 24' Sailboat - NY (item 110271977152 end time Jul-23-08 17:00:00 PDT)

Since it's only 4 miles away I went to look at it, the hull looks great, but as soon as I climbed up on deck it was like walking on a beach with a plastic tarp over it. I don't think there is a single dry spot on the deck, every place I rapped on went "thump" every place I stepped was soft, and cracks everywhere, this boat is not worth $1 unless you need the spars for a boat that was dismasted or something. The interior pictures look like they were taken 10 years ago, and as soon as I opened the hatch I got stung by a wasp...Which is all well and good because I wasn't supposed to be there anyway But I was curious.

It's too bad because everything I read about these boats is positive (C&C 24 if you're too lazy to click the link or it doesn't work).

It may be a touch small for what I was looking for though.
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Hey I just hit the "buy it now" button on the boat thanks for the link...

What do you expect when stored in the jungle.................. of NY...
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You got a great deal...If you're scrapping the 1000lbs of lead and the 100lbs of aluminum
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I saw that one

If it sounds too good to be true ....

the deck is probably rotten


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Hey Mike, I thought all the boats I was looking at had soft decks, well until I realized it was my big squishy feet.
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you need a god pair of stiletto heels for doing boat deck inspections.
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all of boat angels boats are crap.they prey on unsuspecting fools in the name of charity.
i looked at 3 boats they had listed in the past and found nothing but a waste of fuel.
most recently was a redwing 30 that was descrbed as "solid,needs some cleaning",well, it's cradle must have been solid to hold all the water sitting on it.
the whole boat was a trainwreck-the decks,seized engine,rigging,rotten sails,green mould stained deck etc.
while on a business trip in new jersey,i drove all the way to maryland to see this turd because some fool on the phone couldnt give me a straight answer.
if you call to ask questions you will be sure to find the most ignorant people you have ever spoken with.
"i dont know,maybe,says on the spec sheet its good" are all answers to expect.
i bet if you call right now they will call that c&c 24 a "great boat that just needs some elbow grease".
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this isn't in defense of boatangelministries but....

what the hell do you expect?
Thes boats/cars/planes/buses are DONATED!!!!! they have no knowledge of ANY ITEM. They state that clearly.
here...
the donor has provided us information and recent photographs. All statements below were provided by the donor and are under no guarantee unless otherwise stated.

ITEM IS SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS
AS-IS, WHERE-IS DESCRIPTION
**(for explanation of AS-IS WHERE-IS please click above link)**
This complete boat and/or trailer and/or engine has not undergone a recent survey or mechanic check on the hull, seats, or any part of the boat including upholstery, boat covers, mechanical parts, sails or trailer.


If thats not enough, heres what the owner states:
Boat not used in 10 years
not enough?
ENGINE: ....... NO ENGINE - NONE



Donor has stated that the engine does NOT run/function, please note all engines require regular service, we have not physically inspected item and can not verify running status – AS IS, WHERE IS, NO GUARANTEE.



The donor fills out a form, sends them the title and thats it, done like dinner.

this is on almost every listing, you do know what you're getting. One mans project is another mans scrap

its tough to make a silk purse out of a sows ear.
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Easy there Paul ...Dont make me have to break out the Fibulators....

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