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I went to take a look at a Tanzer 28 two years ago. I quickly realized that the pictures were 7 years old and that the boat was not such in a good condition. He was asking 8000$ for it. I offered him 5000$.

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"I have too many good memories with it to let it go at that price." So I politely left.

The guy called me few times after that day. Guess what ; the boat was still for sale at 2500$ two months ago. I guess that I mostly got caught by my inexperience ... and I'm pretty sure that he still remember that quote of his.

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"Just needs a carb rebuild".

Yeah...what...for it to have a rebuilt carb?

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easy fix, I have all the parts for it...
My favorite variation is, "That's easy to fix...I've done it a bunch of times already."
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"It's just had some deferred maintenance." What an oxymoron. That's really called benign neglect.
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Just a brief update, I did look at another boat today and am actually at marina to buy it. It's a Catalina 22, has roller, stern pulpit, reefable main, didn't have motor but I found one today, was dry when I checked with the meters, oh and the guy was was upfront on everything and even help me demast and get her squared away to haul home. My first Catalina 22 was named CatManDu and in her honor I have decided to christen my new lady CatManDeaux. Keep bringing those seller remarks though. Here's a photo of her, first sail this weekend and I'll load some more.
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I looked at a "turnkey" Seafarer 26 a while back, that needed a lot of work. The owner said he had it out in 50 knot winds without reefing. "We were heeled to 180 degrees!" I said it must have been a bit dampish. "No, it's a very dry boat." I still regret not buying that boat.......

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it was working well the last time I used it.
After about 50 of the same answers we decided not to bother with it.
But knew the person that bought it. and sure enough I guess it all worked the last time he used it but not any more.
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On the phone with a seller of a Vagabond 17' the seller referred twice to the "really nice 20 hp. Honda motor." I actually had to convince her that it was a 2 hp. I've never heard "meticulously maintained" and "excellent condition" so much in a 5 minute conversation. The boat appeared to be decent, but the seller had absolutely no clue what she was selling and continuously danced around when it was last sailed and the status of the title....

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