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Unfortunately, we may never know which it is...
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The transom on Tiaras boat must have given out and she perished.
Or she was a fake, fony, fraud.
Or so what.
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I can't even begin to imagine how wonderful it must be to be as wise and all-knowing as joethecobbler. I had vaguely hoped to someday achieve a similar god-like pinnacle of perfection, but now I realize perhaps I am not worthy. I will continue to strive, nonetheless--when necessary relying upon the professed expertise of others--yes, some of whom I pay for their expertise. I only pray that I will somehow muddle-through, without killing myself or anybody else!
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Joethecobbler makes some good points but the spirit of it is worth ignoring. If I waited til I was so knowing, I'd be dead before I was sailing.
One needs to be careful who does the surveying and it sometimes pays to have a rigger and an engine mechanic check out those items.
I just know too many folks who bought without a surveyor or mechanic or rigger and ending up losing a lot of $$$$$ & time.
Then there are others who do just fine. It's a crap shoot.
It just pays to have the odds in your favor and how you decide to do that is up to you.
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Sailingmum- I am very new to SN. Not quite sure why I read thru the entire thread. I feel tired! Have visited the site for hours of learning and humor but most of all I have spent hours of reading for the conclusion that you have provided. A solution that the family could almost see, smell and touch. Although the story smells of a scam, I believe that there are a million reasons why someone would not respond. Mostly of which is the humiliation factor. I find myself in a similar situation financially and would probably not have responded. Thank you for a proactive approach!
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Hey WT - welcome to SN dude. Turned into quite the epic, eh?

You and mum make some great points.
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Smackdaddy- Thanks! But I guess the difference in opinion is the reason why I come here for any sorte of sailing info- the good,the bad and the ugly! With no sugar coating!
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It seems this thread has gotten into surveys. I don't think a survey is a bad thing it is really a good thing. When I first started thinking about buying my first boat many years ago I do what I always do I read a couple of books on the subject and I realized that surveying a boat was the most important thing you can do to protect yourself. It became apparent that I could not afford to pay a surveyor to look at every boat I was interested in so how did I solve that problem, I read a couple of books on surveying boats. I soon understood what was considered good construction methods, how bulkheads should be installed and other details. You shouldn't necessary act as your own surveyor but you should know enough to reconize when one is BSing you. The knowledge you gain by reading about proper construction will give you more confidence when you are away from the dock, you will know everything is as it should be.

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Smackdaddy- Thanks! But I guess the difference in opinion is the reason why I come here for any sorte of sailing info- the good,the bad and the ugly! With no sugar coating!
Well you've come to the right place then. BTW - if you've seen me sail you'll know...I'm the ugly.
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Ooh! So you do have a boat!? Just kidding
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Heh-heh. Yeah, I've got a boat. A C27. Dog just gets distracted easily by shiny objects, squirrels, etc. and starts typing crazy crap sometimes. It'll pass.
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