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Best of luck, I know just how you feel having just gone through this in June.

If your offer is reasonable, I think they'd do well to take it. I feel its going to be a while before the market for recreational items gains any legs.

I've noticed lots of RV's, campers, boats, SUV's, motorcycles and such out in front of peoples houses with for sale signs so people are in a selling mood.
Thanks! I should have you talk to the seller!
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Best Of Luck Sure Is A Buyers Market So Good Chance You Own A Boat

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Good luck to you.

By coincedence we just put a bid on a sailboat in Annapolis. Waiting to hear if our bid is accepted, countered, or wadded up and incinerated. I went 15% low. Always a risk.

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Good luck to you.

By coincedence we just put a bid on a sailboat in Annapolis. Waiting to hear if our bid is accepted, countered, or wadded up and incinerated. I went 15% low. Always a risk.
Ha ha! That's great. If you end up with an agreement, will you be sailing her back up to NY or will you transport by truck? Just curious, because if we end up with an agreement, we plan to sail the boat back down here to MD (it will be COLD).

Either way, please keep us posted too--it would be great if we both end up with positive results!
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Will do. We've discussed bring her home ourselves but I don't know if I can do it in a two week single-shot. We have friends in Cambridge who did a similar route in reverse and we're going down to discuss it over charts for Thanksgiving. A lot will depend on if and whether we can get slip or shore storage until we're ready to move next spring.

I'd say 80% chance we'll just cave and have her shipped up.

Will also depend on what the survey turns up as to whether we want her staged at a full-service yard to be ready for a squeeky clean spring launch. Our marina lacks ammenities like electricians, mechanics, carpenters, showers, etc. I do most of my own maintenance, but I'd have to have the boat where I could get to her - and some jobs I'm not comfortable with.

Keeping all options open.

So, whatcha looking at? After checking out Sabres, C&C's, Catalinas, a beautiful CS 36 that was just too big for our needs, and several sizes of Pearsons, from 1960 to 1990, we opted for a Pearson 31-2; and this is the third one we've focused on.

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We probably looked at some of the same models then--Sabres, Pearsons, CS and some others were all on our "list". We chartered a Pearson 31-2 a year or two ago for a week long trip, and really liked that boat a lot. The only reason it didn't make our list was that the v-berth was a little too short for me. We've also chartered a Pearson 36-2, and also liked it (the rig is my avatar is the P36-2), but it's bigger than we need and out of our price range anyway. Good luck with the P31-2...I think they're great boats.
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I thought I'd post a quick update, though there's nothing earth-shattering to report today. The good news is that the boat is not under agreement currently (we weren't SURE because we hadn't been in touch with the listing broker in a couple of weeks). On the flip side, based on some info we got today, I think our first offer will be rejected, but we're not terribly surprised, and it will probably be countered. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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Well, best wishes, but tell us more, unless you think it will jinx the offer - what kind of boat? Where?

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Definitely keep us posted! Maybe the cooling weather will be "encouraging" to the seller.

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Woo Hoo! Just got the word that my $36,000 bid on the $42,900 listing was accepted (16% low of asking $). After almost three years dry there is light at the end of the cannon barrel!

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