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General advice selling stuff
Hi, It's been a long time since I logged into Sailnet. I own a Catalina 30 and today was one of the two best days. Yeah, I took a deposit for it's purchase. No, it's not a formal contract, just a handshake. The written, purchase offer will follow.
Obviously, I wanted to get more for the boat but I realize it's a buyer's market. Anyhow, we agreed on a price with the following conditions:
He only plans to cruise and doesn't need my spinnaker, spinnaker pole, masthead bail/crane, brand new sheets, halyard, etc. I'd say something like "what's the best way to sell this stuff" but my post ends up being a "for sale" ad.
Next, I have a trailer which I built myself out of my cradle. It is a storage trailer, no brakes, no suspension and not for long distance transportation. (I used it to go 1 1/2 miles from my house to marina). The buyer doesn't need the trailer. A local guy who is on stands, wants to buy my trailer but where can I get a cradle and will it cost me more than whatever I get for the trailer? It would be nice to find someone with a cradle and make a deal that puts a few bucks in my pocket.
There is some other stuff such as the Garhauler adjustable genoa car system that I'd like to sell too. If I can make up part of the purchase price with the sale of trailer, spinnaker, etc, I won't feel as if I gave my boat away.