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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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Man - that sucks. I'm sorry just.

Start dreaming of your next one.
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I know what you mean... it was a very emotional moment for me when we sold our last boat - and even though 'friends' were sailing it away, after 12 years of blood and sweat and great memories I was surprised by what I felt.

Getting the next one does ease that a bit!
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Well, on a day on which I am braying about our new boat this is not good news and I am so sorry to hear it. The dreaded GFC has left many down on their uppers and more than one SailNetter has been forced to confront sad reality.

I do hope things turn around for you.

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Sorry to hear this justified , at least I am in good company now ..

You allready knowing what & how to do it I am shure you will get back ! me I gotta start from scratch & it isnt getting any eazier by the months ( my "kitty" must be 90 years old cause it's moveing very slowly)..

Good luck !
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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
I also had to sell my boat (my ex stated it was her or the boat) which was a very sad day for me. 30 years later I am looking forward to continuing to learn to sail. I have found even by lurking I learn about what I don't know and pick up other knowledge. Fair winds
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I know the feeling....I'm having it now also. I've been prepping the beautiful boat I've had for 27 years for the new owner. She's been such a good boat for us and our New England cruising it will be sad to see her go!

I feel your pain!

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The only people who say that are not true mariners.....or just damn poor judges of what boat to buy in the first place.

I've had 6 boats, and loved every one of them. And lament the day I let each one go. Many of those who say that, just never learned how to back up a trailer. ;-)
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Very sad new, though you are among much company. The old cliche doesn't apply, circumstances took this one way, you didn't sell her.

If you really want to be happy when you sell your boat, buy her successor first. Once you experience the invoices of a fleet owner, you will be dying to get rid of the old tub of bolts. BTDT once. Never again.
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