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Saw an ad once that said...

"Excellent condition. Needs a lot of work."

Umm... Yeah. Okay.
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"All the damage is just cosmetic."

Then the broker went on to tell me after the damage was fixed, all the boat needed was a new Awlgrip paint job on the hull and deck. "We can do that for about $15K."

But the best by far was the Sabre 38 "turnkey". It's still for sale if anyone is interested. And they just dropped the price... again!
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We bought Cal 30 something in Miami off of E-bay for 1000 bucks. The guy's who collectively owned it had let the boat fill with sea water and them dumped a few gallons of old oil in there to boot in an attempt to collect insurance money. What was ridiculous was they had no problem admitting to us what they had done and were still mad that the insurance guy didn't pay up.
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.....The guy's who collectively owned it had let the boat fill with sea water and them dumped a few gallons of old oil in there to boot in an attempt to collect insurance money.......
I knew a guy that tried to light his own car on fire in a club parking lot when we were kids, to collect insurance. He doused it in gasoline and somehow fashioned a lit cigarette so it would burn down and ignite the car, while he was inside. After an hour and no drama, he went outside to see it wasn't on fire, so he returned to try again.

However, someone had seen it and called the police who were in the shadows waiting to arrest him. Their plan worked the first time.
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easy fix, I have all the parts for it,

or even better one is easy fix and the parts I found for cheap $$
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"NEW SAILS"........... that are 5+ years old.
"NEW BOTTOM PAINT".............. on it's 3 season.
"RIGGING IN GREAT CONDITION".............. that's 25+ years old and has never been replaced.

Everything wears out. Don't call it NEW if it ain't. These are the same adds that brag about how much they spent on the new bimini. I guess it gets pretty hot sitting at the dock in the summer.

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"Better than mint condition"
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"Boat extensively refitted in 1996."

"Survey from 2002 available."


"Firm."

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"Boat is Mint" and had bent stanchions, rusty lifelines, green and black sails (and they were originally white!), broken water heater, cockpit sole had a hole in it, head did not work, no pressure water pump, broken auto pilot (replacement parts on the Vbirth) engine exhaust leaks, varnish all over the dingy and gel coat worn through decks etc, oh and the said green and black sails, they were "new," well at least they were when they bought the boat 25 years ago! But at least the upholstery was clean! Oh and they had the table set up with place settings, guess they thought they were staging the boat, and every plate and cup was cracked, so I guess they had a low standard for "mint" or perhaps they meant that the boat smelled like a mint?
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I told the gal who bought my boat that it was once owned by Bob Perry.

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