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Your boat as a character in my book.

I am looking for a sail boat to be a character in a book I plan to write. I am currently in the research stage.

The premise is two young brothers steel a boat left to them by their grandpa. The need for steeling it come from the boat becoming an item in their parents divorce settlement and is planned to be sold.

They plan on sailing from Bay City to Corpus Christy, their former home.

The boat must be ocean able and large enough to live on. All I would need from you is plenty of pictures, a thorough description, and a few questions answered.

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Steel: A metal alloy made from iron, carbon and other trace elements.

Steal: To take without the owner's consent.


I would be hesistant to allow someone to write about my boat, especially if they have trouble with spelling a word that most kids in elementary schools would have little difficulty with.

Also, there is no city or place named Corpus Christy... it is spelled Corpus Christi.

Finally, I think you need to be a bit more specific about the boat. From your post... it sounds like you are looking for a bluewater passagemaker that is large enough to be used as a liveaboard. That could be any number of boats, ranging from boats as small as a Contessa 26, to a Gunboat 62 catamaran.

Also, are you asking for publication rights to the photos of the boat in question if the owner were to send you photos?

Most of the information about the boat you could get from various sources on the internet. It might help if you posted the questions you want answered.
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Jaysus SD...I'm glad I'm not writing a book....you'd never buy one....
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it sounds like a scam
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I’m not looking for an editor seadog, but thanks. I’m looking for a boat - non-specific as of yet. Something a 50 year old would buy and rebuild. Some sails and a hull.

Honestly, finding the right boat owner is more important. I am under the belief that the characters make the story, and the boat will be a main character so will then make the story.

I certainly couldn’t list every question….

I like my writing to be detail and realistic, that is why I would need pictures. However, there may be room for a photo or two.
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it sounds like a scam
A thief assumes every man a thief…..

How could this be a scam?????????
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I think it sounds like a youngster trying to write a book. I say give him/her a break and see what happens. Could be a school project or something.
But,, I was wrong once so who knows.
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sailingdog, did you change your name????
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I stand corrected, two posts late.
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no, just someone who as bein burned and learned from it.
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