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01-23-2014 08:55 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
The long shot odds here are that she did buy a boat and promptly left us all for dead, once she didn't need us anymore.
That would be just fine by me. At least she'd be out sailing instead of engaging in all of that mental masturbation.
01-23-2014 07:57 AM
Minnewaska
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

The long shot odds here are that she did buy a boat and promptly left us all for dead, once she didn't need us anymore.
01-22-2014 08:57 PM
Jiminri
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Everyone has different priorities.

A bit more than 3 years ago I purchased my first "big" boat...one with a head and galley, etc. A bit more than 1 year ago, I put that boat up for sail and purchased a bigger one.

Financially, not smart. Not smart at all. The $s I spent on upgrades to the first boat were (not surprisingly) not recouped. But I have ZERO regrets. I figure those $ bought me an education. I learned what I liked and did not like in a boat. What was important to me and what I wanted to avoid. I began learning about boat systems and how to diagnose problems and fix them (or find the right person to help.)

Mostly, however, I SAILED! I initially pulled the trigger after a short search of a few months. My free time is limited, but I got on the water as much as I could. That's the real reason for no regrets. I had a sailboat. It's a boat, not an investment.

Now, there's lots of folks much smarter than me who could have figured this all out without following the path I did and saved some $ in the process. So, I don't offer this up as a model, just to say I am ok with the path I took.

All that said, I think looking at boats for sale is blast. I'm sure I'm on yachtworld at least once a week. I'm not going to buy a third boat (yet...my wife's making me type this) but it is fun to look.

Everyone has to find their own way to happiness. I hope Julie finds hers...
01-22-2014 06:39 PM
PCP
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Dreaming is nice. I am glad that she had not bought a dream that could have turned in a nightmare. If one buys an inexpensive old boat without expecting to spend a lot on it, a nightmare can easily be on the horizon.
01-22-2014 01:02 PM
krisscross
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

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Originally Posted by sailpower View Post
It's lot cheaper to have a "plan".
She obviously enjoys searching for a boat. Nothing wrong with that. A little bit like 'reading' a Playboy magazine. Ultimate safe sex. And very affordable.
I like looking at the boats for sale as well. I do it all the time. I'm probably 3 years away from buying my 'retirement' boat but in the meantime I keep sailing the smaller boats I have had for years. Looking at boats for sale is fun. Almost therapeutic.
01-22-2014 11:55 AM
sailpower
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

She was on several boards with her "expert" analysis of the process.

She also said at one point that she needed to convince her husband.

It's lot cheaper to have a "plan".
01-22-2014 11:46 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

I don't necessarily think she was craving attention. She seemed more in love with the process of buying a boat, rather than actually owning a boat.

Endless tweaking of spreadsheets and doing ressearch, etc. She should just be a yachtbroker instead of an owner.

If she buys a boat this spring, well good for her.
01-22-2014 10:38 AM
jameswilson29
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

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Originally Posted by jorgenl View Post
Hey Julie,

How is the boat shopping coming along?
I would bet dollars to donuts she has not bought a boat, and probably will never buy a boat. She enjoyed all the attention from mentioning Sabres and Swans, but bailed when some questioned her commitment to actually buying a boat.

Posts are revealing as to who is really serious about actual sailing and who enjoys virtual sailing and craves attention.
01-21-2014 08:17 PM
Minnewaska
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Seems Julie hasn't signed on to the forum in over three months. Hope she hasn't fully abandon the effort.
01-21-2014 07:49 PM
jorgenl
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Hey Julie,

How is the boat shopping coming along?
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