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you guys are total jerks that lack the ability to see this situation for what it is...

the above quote sounds like you think they were ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR A BOAT.... they were living in a tent and this option presented itself..... you said they should have walked away because of the transom......THEY WERE LIVING IN A TENT.....

I'm sorry but am I missing something?

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I am wondering whether there is someone out there near MD with a boat that is going to waste due to, perhaps, just a busy lifestyle. Maybe that person could afford to pay it forward, so to speak, to a family in need. My husband, toddlers and i live aboard a 27 foot boat. It is very old, but we love it more than any life on land. It is a long story as to how we arrived here, but we are grateful to have a roof over our heads and our family intact. We can no longer use our credit, as we lost everything during bad times. The important thing is that we are together and happy, yet the harsh reality remains that our old boat is just that. Our transom is rotting and our core is definitely wet with all of our leaks. We can no longer move the boat because it puts too much stress on the transom, causing water to come in rapidly. If we could get any type of loan we would be fine, but as i said, we no longer have that luxury. We cannot even get a loan to replace our dilapidated vehicles which are on their last legs. Call me crazy or what you will for this post, but I am just a mother and wife trying to save her family. My husband works hard to take care of us, but as many of you may know, when you sink down into a hole financially, it can be nearly impossible to get back out again. If our home ends up at the bottom of the drink, we will truly have nothing left. If you can be of any help at all, it would be appreciated more than you will ever know. Thanks for reading this post. I can only hope for a miracle.quote

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Let me first say that I am not trying to save a "lifestyle". My family hit hard financial times. Our cars were repossessed, our home foreclosed, etc. We moved so that my husband could start at another job. We cannot afford rent in this area so the cheapest thing is to live aboard. We survive much cheaper than any apartment would ever allow. Living on land would be four or five times more expensive here, at least. Secondly, we bought this boat with the only bit of money we had, because we couldn't afford an apartment. We knew nothing about boats and were told that the boat was in good shape by the previous owner. We believed him, in part because we were living in a tent and we needed a roof over our heads. That is why this issue with the transom exists. We didn't know the boat was going bad, but we needed somewhere to live.
We certainly aren't living an exotic lifestyle, and cannot live any more frugally than we already do, so that is not an option. We do not eat out or go out or anything. We get groceries each week and that is it. Please do not assume that I am just someone who doesn't want to give up some glamorous lifestyle. We live in a space as big as some people's bathrooms. We have lost everything and are only trying to get by.quote
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Can I point out that the OP has not posted in this thread since June 8th...
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You may.....but I doubt it would help stop the pain...
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Somebody stole "Mayhem", my chunk of foam tender. I built a new tender out of 1/4" ply, "Gold Front". However, it is quite unstable, and leaks. Perhaps I should try to seal it up, but I think I am just going to design a whole new dink. Please don't talk **** about me, because if I ever meet you in person, you may regret it.
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No Den, that's pretty much exactly what Yard said. And he is still right on the money. The dudes were being pretty freakin' jerky.
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You may.....but I doubt it would help stop the pain...
I thought I heard my name. *goes back to sleep*
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. Please don't talk **** about me, because if I ever meet you in person, you may regret it.
Now Tager calm down buddy.....I am actually pleased to see your still around.

BTW I have no intention of ever meeting you in person. In fact I would probably make a point to avoid such a privilege based on the enlightened nature of your posts. I very rarely regret much, but for the record Australia is a friggin long way to row on a piece of foam.....
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I bet somebody could make a pretty good tender out of foam, that is how surfboards are made and they hold up well, shaped out of foam and then glassed. That's what tenders lack, some nice surfboard paint jobs.
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...but for the record Australia is a friggin long way to row on a piece of foam.....
Easy mate, you'll have every pre-pubescent sailor kid on the planet going for that record.
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Easy mate, you'll have every pre-pubescent sailor kid on the planet going for that record.
Just watchout for shipping off Brisbane, hitting a 700ft cargo freighter can be a real bitch on your rigging apparently.

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