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Old 07-22-2010
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She's a looker so ya shouldn't have trouble selling her. They call boats that look that way "Pride of Ownership".
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Enough said.
I don't have any experience myself with what you're going through, but it sure doesn't seem like you're in a very good headspace to be shopping right now.
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We are looking at new bleach bottles with air and heat.

Enough said.
Oh their not so bad.
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We are looking at new bleach bottles with air and heat.

Enough said.
It could always be worse - it could be old, used-up bleach bottles with things that don't work.

Sorry to hear of your plight. Hope things turn out better for you... surely there's a boat out there that does what you want, makes your heart sing, and can be had affordably. Or you could pick two of those.
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If I may: why is 30 feet too small for you? There are tons of people who live in 24 foot motor homes all year round as they "cruise" the roads of the USA.

Perhaps, instead of selling the boat, you might want to consider your priorities in terms of what you really need aboard a boat. Boat US magazine, this month, featured a family of 5 that uses a 31 foot home-made boat (except the hull) to cruise the world.
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Any young sailors in the family or close-friend group that could "keep it in the family"? If not, I hope you find someone who will understand what she means to you, and will give her a good home. The old man we bought our house from (he built it in 1970 and raised his entire family there) is free to come by at any time for a coffee, beer, or just some reminiscing. I know that helps to know your feelings are appreciated.
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Chris, after perusing your blog, i see that you're making the right decision for you. The Alberg is a pretty boat, but she is a "small" 30 footer, with a narrow beam and long overhangs limiting "living" space.

I disagree with (at least) one aspect of your point of view:

On your blog, you wrote: "I have come to learn there are two types: Those who fix boats, and those who cruise boats, and never the twain shall mix.. I, sad to admit, am not a good fabricator. "

If your goal is to live aboard and cruise full time, the twain WILL mix constantly. Those who CAN'T fix boats soon become those who DON"T cruise boats- Using a used boat for what it's intended use is, tends to use up the parts you use, and you use everything, so you should know how to fix what you use. Otherwise you will find your cruising kitty becoming severely depleted while you spend your time wringing your hands in backwater boatyards waiting for work to commence, to finish, and/or to be fixed.
You think SeaTow is piracy? Wait until you price installing a new engine.
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