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It was probably one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make! The amount of times I waffled back and forth over getting it vs. not getting it over the past few months... the emotional roller coaster has been wild! I think it was almost easier to quit smoking than to make the decision to not buy this boat! CD- what was really tough is it had a really nice BBQ. Actually, CD, how can you even suggest that I look at a Catalina??? You know I'm in the market for a Macgregor!!! Some guy from Portugal said he has a souped up one he wants to sell me.
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By the way, this was the Hallberg-Rassy... http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._boats=1724550

Very nice layout down below - slightly different than the standard 53, and I love that you can fit two people, side by side, at the nav station.
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Labatt,

It was that water bag thing for bridges that scared you wasn't it. I saw the Giu version and it scared the hell out of me too.
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By the way, this was the Hallberg-Rassy... http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._boats=1724550
OK, that's a really tough decision! I'm a big fan of Passports but the HR is gorgeous!
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Dude - that thing is nicer than my house! Must get rid of house...
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Really nice boat!!! But now you don't have to do the wash (was that really a washer?).
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Labatt,

Tough call (for your wife!), but doubtless the right one for you and your family -- that's what's important here. You never know, though, you might yet end-up with that HR or an equivalent. We bought our current boat almost a year after our first offer was rejected -- and we ended up getting it for about 15% less. That worked out well for us, and I wish you similar good fortune.

We'll help you find another (or get better deal on same) when the time is right...
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Tom - yep - it was a washer/dryer combo unit. The thing that sold my wife was the sailrite sewing machine stored in the dinette table. She said we could get the boat as long as it came with the sewing machine. Interestingly enough, the boat was sailed around Europe, and then shipped to the US where it was sailed around the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands. I found it surprising that a boat like that would be shipped across the Atlantic. I was looking forward to sailing it back! And John - the thought did cross my mind about getting the boat for less later on, if it's still available. According to the broker, there was a "ton of interest" in it and I "had to hurry" or I might lose it. Funny how that works...
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Now that you have made the decision to not buy, it is the perfect time to put in an offer for 15% less. You are not “planning” on owning the boat anyway. Don’t tell you wife, it will be a "fun" surprise if you do by some miracle get it.
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