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this ad has gotten better..

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/boa/3865918501.html

The distressed owner has updated his ad. Getting more details. He still wants someone to pay him for a grounded, broken sailboat.

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I actually feel sorry for the vendor if his story is true. Haven't most of us at least at some stage thought of finding that "perfect" project wreck to catapult us into boat ownership or to help us climb the ladder to a much bigger yacht ?
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grounded broken sinking sailboat... good luck.....

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I actually feel sorry for the vendor if his story is true. Haven't most of us at least at some stage thought of finding that "perfect" project wreck to catapult us into boat ownership or to help us climb the ladder to a much bigger yacht ?
Yeah, we get postings on this forum pretty regularly from people who have decided--like this guy apparently did--that they are going to buy a piece of junk and that it will be a quick, easy, cheap way to get a boat. And then, if we try to tell them the truth about what it is that they are getting themselves into, someone else is sure to come along and accuse us of "bursting his bubble" or "killing his dreams" or being "naysayers" or something else like that.

Some people desperately NEED to hear someone say "nay!" I'm guessing that the guy selling this boat wishes dearly that before he bought it, someone had been blunt and truthful with him about what he was getting into.
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Madiera Beach: Resort town. At some point someone is going to haul it away and hit him with the haulage, cleanup, disposal fees. Of course $1300 to get it into the yard and then pay resort storage rates until he can get it carted away...

The great thing is that someone in that area will probably snap it up, cut it apart, and use it as a hot dog stand.

When boats die of abuse, do they automatically go to boatheaven?
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The way it is sitting, it wouldn't surprise me if the water was just coming in through the ports. He doesn't seem to have a grasp on the situation. Some smart feller is going to end up with a pretty nice boat for little money if they can get it out of there. Obviously, the seller aint a smart feller. Lol
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Looks like the boat's up to $227.50 on ebay... Link
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I feel for this guy...we have all made stupid purchases in the past. Heck, I make a stupid purchase at least once a month

I do wish he had the sense to just put up a salvage ad and walk away though, I am embarrassed for him when I read this ad.
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What a dork. If this guy was clever he could use some plastic 55-gal drums and plenty of line to float it away. Toss one over the port side and fish the rope under to starboard. Then use an onboard winch to get the drum to help float her. Repeat all over. Maybe I shouldn't be posting this and showing what a hayseed I am. I am sorry, Sailnet, I have no shame. ~LL
P.S.- Or he could use those same drums flooded with seawater and some garden hose connecting them and get them all around the hull. Then toss a bilge pump in one to displace the water from them and float the boat! By the way, I've been watching MacGyver lately.
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The way it is sitting, it wouldn't surprise me if the water was just coming in through the ports. He doesn't seem to have a grasp on the situation. Some smart feller is going to end up with a pretty nice boat for little money if they can get it out of there. Obviously, the seller aint a smart feller. Lol
what kind of smart do you have to be to what to spend several thousands to rescue a boat that is not worth anything.
this guy owns a boat and he can't even pay the 1200 to get is pulled of the beach and hauled out . you are right he is not the smart one, or maybe he thought he was the smart on you speak of.

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