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Oh what is a poor sailor to do

Okay as you all know i have a cherubini hunter 27, with a dead motor, but i so love the design. my boat is not worth much, mostly scrap prices for the keel, maybe a little for the hardware.

well i was in a marina the other day and i saw a hunter 33 also a cherubini for sale. well i know from talking to the marina owner that the guy has kept the boat in good shape, new ports engine work etc. I also know he owes about a 1000 to the marina, but the owner of the marina does not want to put a lean on it, he just kind of wants it gone. I keep thinking about calling the boat owner and making an offer for a few hundred more than he owes. at least he would walk away with something beside no boat and an empty wallet.

the real problem is i am broke, i know getting a boat while broke is not good but i own a boat now while broke, both the boat and me. I could sell a few items i own to get the cash up, then scrap my boat ( its worth more for the lead then the boat ) and probably come away with some cash, but then not have what i sold.

oh what to do
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Go with your heart...it's seldom wrong........oh, and maybe pray about it.....

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the real problem is i am broke, i know getting a boat while broke is not good but i own a boat now while broke,
Don't worry about it. If you aren't broke, and you buy a boat, the soon you will be broke anyway. Might as well go from broke with a broken boat to broke with an unbroken boat, and just skip all the non-broke stuff in the middle.

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Welll no sniveling now at least you have a boat no matter what shape , I for 1 do not yet .... that is YET

And yes go for it !

Wished you were on the west coast I would take your 27 off your hands , figure a few things out and turnaround and do the same thing

Good luck !

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Okay, here's how I see it:
You have a boat with a crapped out engine. you can spend $1K- $2K minimum to buy another suspect engine, or $900- $1500 to buy the parts to rebuild yours. If you haven't got the money to fix your boat, you haven't got the money to buy another boat. So why tease yourself?
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You haven't fixed your boat because as much as you love the design, you have 2 footitis- why fix a boat that you think you are outgrowing?
OR... the engine on your boat is just the tip of the iceberg, and you don't want to spend money to fix an engine when the rest of the boat needs a crapload more cash thrown at it...
in which case, it's time to do a self-evaluation. if the other boat is THAT much better than yours, and if the possiblity truly exists to get it THAT cheap, then time to get to motivating yourself.

You know what you need to do.
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well jonesy, my head is not repairable, as i have had 2 shops look at it. and yes my boat could use other work, nothing to large. the biggest thing is a new main sail, other wise its just time and a few hundred bucks.

this other boat from what i saw and what i heard is in good shape, i dont know about sails thou. I plan on going to look at the boat closer tomorrow, the yard owner said the guy has kept the boat in good shape, new fresh water cooling stuff, new foundry ports. i think all it would need is a coat of bottom paint. I am going to try to get it, i will see what i can work out.

as for 2 foot ittis, yes I do have it, i admit it. I have looked at a lot of boats online line and many face to face. I really like the look, lines and layout of my boat. and for the most part the 33 is just 6 feet longer, with an aft head ( shower too ) infact if it was not for the number of ports the hunter 33, 30 and 27 all look about the same.

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this is my current boat just for reference

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I have always liked the Cherubini Hunters, and since i am also tire kicking new-to-me boats, I understand your position.
Time to sell a couple of them guns, bubba, and fatten the daddy-needs-a-new-boat account.
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Time to sell a couple of them guns, bubba, and fatten the daddy-needs-a-new-boat account.
I know thats why i call guns an investment.
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Bahahahahaha allready sold all mine ,The Gibsons are next then the Hogg

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