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I was over 3k miles away when I sold Frolic, and hadn't seen her in 6 months. I was like a monkey with two hands on a 2 vines. I already was sailing, and living on Imagine. That truly eased the misery. Frolic was my first boat, and she damned good to me. I just couldn't justify keeping her for a 1 week sail a year.........i2f
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They say the two happiest days in a sailors life are the day he buys a boat and the day that he sell it. I'm here to tell you different. Today I sold my Frayed. the big "D" took me down. So now I will just be one of those who lurks around sailnet. I will get another, because a captain can't be without a boat.
Fair winds Frayed.

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That's terrible news Peter. I'm sorry to hear that. I feel for you.

I think the people who say that are the ones who are moving up to a better boat. I have been looking forward to selling mine for just that reason (although I can't quite swing it financially right now) but I can't fathom having to part with her for something as distasteful as "division of assets". A boat is so much more than it's monetary value. I hope the next one comes along soon for you brother.

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Peter,

You have my deepest sympathies. There are few things harder than selling a boat you really like because you have to and not because you want to. It is not funny how boats becomes as close to animate as an inanimate object can be.

There have been many times in my life when twists of fate made boat ownership nearly impossible. It may seem unlikely to you now, but in almost all of these times there have been nearly free ways to get out on the water.

There have been times when I have walked into boat yards and seen run down boats, or asked yard owners if they had boat owners who hardly used their boats. I have approached those people and asked if they would be willing to make a deal with me. In some cases, I maintained the boat in exchange for use of the boat (the owner paying for materials). In some cases, the owner did not know how to sail, of lacked folk to sail with and did not or could not single-hand, so I made a deal that any time I wanted to go out, I had offer to take the owner with me. In several cases, I taught the owner to sail. I volunteered at a YMCA camp that offered sailing courses and was associated with a college that offered sailing courses which I also volunteered with. I would sometimes get a sailing fix by becoming part of a racing crew. I have also bought small boats for almost nothing, and found places to store them pretty much for free. It takes some ingenuity, and a huge amount of luck, but if you want to get out on the water, there are almost always ways to get out there. I say this solely as encouragement while I also understand that even these solutions do little to assuage the pain you must be feeling.

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Thanks everyone for your fine words and thoughts. I'm already thinking and dreaming of my next love(a boat). I just need to get things back on course and build my kitty. I'll still be racing on Wednesday nights and sailing on OPB's, and living vicariously thru you. Keep the adventures coming.
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Jeff H types of getting a sailing fix. I had to leave Frolic in Mexico, and return to the S.F. Bay Area. I would go down to Lake Merrit in Oakland, and rent dinghies to get on the water. It was inexpensive, and highly exciting fun!......i2f
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I agree with you. I've never been happy selling any boat I've owned-- except a little Chrysler daysailer that I bought new in the 60's when I was young, and that leaked like a sieve from day 1.
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They say the two happiest days in a sailors life are the day he buys a boat and the day that he sell it. I'm here to tell you different. Today I sold my Frayed. the big "D" took me down. So now I will just be one of those who lurks around sailnet. I will get another, because a captain can't be without a boat.
Fair winds Frayed.

Peter
Don't look at it as a failure. It is just an adjustment which will make you stronger. After all you can have a better boat until you sell the old one. You should focus on your career for now. The sea will be ready for you to take.

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