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Hey Alex, speaking of neglected boats, whatever happened to that abandoned boat in your harbor? Is it still there? How is it doing? Still worth the plane ticket over to claim it? (After all it isn't stealing if nobody complains right?)
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That boat has been pretty badly mauled and I doubt that it would be safe to sail or even move at this point.

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"Sorry ass Alerion"

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What about people that buy a boat like THIS ===> REALLY PRETTY BOAT

And sailed it twice in 3 years??

And the boat actually goes out because friends use it sometimes.

And this is not sorry ass Alerion thing
Alex,
You're right, it's not an Alerion. It's just another fat French boat!

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I'll still take the "Alerion Thing" Giu, not many things left in this country that are still made here - in fact, built at my marina. Besides, I like the way it looks.


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Off course TB...off course...you're right.

Tastes and predilections are like roses, all different, all for different people.

Do you know that the Hoyt guy lost the sell rights or something? yes.

I still think it look unbalanced, but that's just my opinion.
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You didn't say "unbalanced", you said, "sorry assed". Rather ironic you'd use the word ass while describing a boat. (g)

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off course...of course...you win...you're right too.

here chew this....

see if I care....
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T37 ?
I don't understand. Why did you "had" to do anything, unless his boat was going to damage your boat?

Today I walked away doing nothing but shaking my head.

Interesting though, as I got in my truck, I chatted with Frank, our marina paint & gel coat guy about skiing, and all the while thinking, you'll have a nice repair job coming your way soon

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i frankly don't understand owning a boat, paying to keep it somewhere, then ignoring it.
I retie boats all the time. Having two of three chafe-protected bow dock lines wear through after just six hours of 40 knot winds will do that to a man.

I believe in sufficient ground tackle and sufficient docking/mooring lines. I don't believe in defining what is sufficient the hard way.
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I did a survey this past weekend.
1982 31 ft sea-ray express cruiser, twin 7.4l 454, 330 hp each. 400 hrs on the motors.
He paid 45,000 for it 8 years ago.

The owner has had it for 8 years. it sat in the water for 5 years, on the hard the last 2. Thats 60 months @ 500.00 per month, and 24 months @ 350.00 per month dock and yard fees.

He said the 5kw generator was stolen about 5 yrs ago.

Anyway, heres what it "needs".
2 motors, these haven't been run in 5 yrs (seized),
2 rudders, the ones on the boat are nothing more than rudder posts. 2 props & shafts cutlass bearings and carriers, the ones on the tub are stubs. All thru hulls are unrecognisable.

Both trim tabs are covered with various forms of petrified sea-life.

The a/c, ice maker, and fridge all have had most of the lines chewed thru by rodents. Same thing with most of the electrical circuits.

oh, yea, the little thing... theres a hole in the hull where it sat on one of the wooden blocks. This kind of p.o.'d the owner because "he had it repaired 2 yrs ago".

Uh huh, well sparky it might have been a little better for ya if you'd replaced the leaking hatch like the marina told you to 2 years ago. Yes it was repaired, but the boat filled up with rain water again and the drains were plugged by said rodents. So, theres another gaping hole.

He's also a bit P.O'd that I put "salvage only" for the value.

Oh well.

We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through

Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs

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