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Re: Big Freakin' Sails
Great post, thanks for walking us through more of your journey in acquiring the yacht. Seems to me you were successful in the end because you knew what you wanted, were persistent, knew what to look for (and look out for) and had realistic expectations.
In reading the boat buying threads on SN, some potential buyers have no real idea of what they want in a boat and what will make them happy. No real way to get around looking at a lot of boats in that case. (Sailing lots helps too.) Other potential buyers, however, come across as having unrealistic expectations. They want to find a cheap, old boat in pristine, NIB condition. Those boats may exist, but I'm guessing they are rare as hens teeth. Used boats are....well, used! Need to avoid the abused boats, the overpriced boats, and the worn out boats (especially in this market). But any used boat will have some, shall we say "patina"? You found a great boat for a great price, even though it was not in perfect shape. I'd say your post helps the wannabe boat owners out there understand that fact.
Anyway, I really like your yacht. Ya done good. Hope you and the smack boys have many adventures and a create lifetime of memories.
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