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10-07-2008 10:04 PM
mikehoyt I always thought looking was almost the most fun. Then again I always loved car shopping/negotiating right down to the point where we had to agree on a price,

There will be a boat that grabs you. Even if it is far away the cost of transport will probably be something you can build into the price you want.

Only problem will be if you are looking for two incompatible things. Like a trailerable boat that is super fast like a racer with a huge and well appointed interior, etc...

You just have not yet found the right boat. Doa lot of internet searching first to determine models and types of boats you like. Then look.

Last year sold one boat I didnt want to sell and had deposit on another I was not intendingto buy within two weeks. The new boat just grabbed me....

Mike
10-07-2008 09:06 PM
josrulz
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Originally Posted by GreatWhite View Post
My belief is that when you see the boat you will KNOW it is the one for you as compared to the accepting a few compromises school. It is like love, can you imagine marrying someone because she was good enough!

On another note, when talking to a seller at a distance: if it feels like you are getting a lot of honest and straight forward information that is a good thing. If the whole discussion is how this boat is perfect for you and all sell, sell, sell...beware.

Hang in there if you want to find a boat, you will!
Ha ha, well, I did (and do) feel that way about my wife! But when it comes to a boat, I tend to think that if I wait to be hit over the head with perfection (in my eyes), then I'll be waiting for a long time, and I'd rather be sailing! I've found a boat or two that could be right, but I'd really like a second visit to confirm my gut feeling. Since they are out of the area, it's hard to get that second visit, so I either have to rely on my first impression and just bite the bullet, or I have to work in another trip there very soon... Hmmm....
10-07-2008 04:11 PM
GreatWhite My belief is that when you see the boat you will KNOW it is the one for you as compared to the accepting a few compromises school. It is like love, can you imagine marrying someone because she was good enough!

On another note, when talking to a seller at a distance: if it feels like you are getting a lot of honest and straight forward information that is a good thing. If the whole discussion is how this boat is perfect for you and all sell, sell, sell...beware.

Hang in there if you want to find a boat, you will!
10-05-2008 04:25 PM
josrulz Thanks for the launghs!
10-04-2008 11:45 PM
craigtoo Fast,
She'll come around... We Catholic boys... we have a way.

SD,
(don't tell him ok? but I just don't think it's gonna work out...)
10-04-2008 11:19 PM
Moonfish Methinks the person who coined the phrase "love at first sight" was talking about a sailboat.

When you see her, you will know...
10-04-2008 11:19 PM
sailingdog I thought you and Painkiller were an item.
Quote:
Originally Posted by craigtoo View Post
I love my boat....

When I first started looking, my broker took me to loads of boats. Great time. I remember the first time I stepped foot on a Sabre. I was CONVINCED that a Tartan 37 was the only boat for me. Tartan makes such a great boat.

But I was so happy with how the Sabre looked, and the layout below decks... and the feel above. Sexy lines... fast. Tall rig for the light Chessie air. I was so impressed with this boat.

AHhhhh She's like Julianne Hough Hot! *sigh*

Anyway...
Part of loving a boat is making the Comittment too. Make sure it's a boat you can believe in, good bones, checks off all the "must haves" and a bunch of the "nice to haves"... and take the plunge. You'll love her more every day.

She's out there.

....now why can't anyone help me find a girlfriend???.....
10-04-2008 11:14 PM
Faster
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Originally Posted by craigtoo View Post
now why can't anyone help me find a girlfriend???.....
Maybe, just maybe, there's no girlfriend because every one you meet gets compared to the delectable Julianne.. who, btw as a devout Morman is also quite unattainable...
10-04-2008 10:44 PM
josrulz Hey everyone, thanks for the encouragement. I really hope it won't be 1.5 years (or 10!). I think we'll get there. Some of it might just be taking the plunge. The boat that's 6 days away isn't bad--just hard to jump in head first! We'll see...

Craigtoo, We're looking at Sabres too. We started our search looking at a lot of other boats, and still have a few of them on "the list", but we can't help really liking the Sabres the most.
10-04-2008 10:32 PM
craigtoo I love my boat....

When I first started looking, my broker took me to loads of boats. Great time. I remember the first time I stepped foot on a Sabre. I was CONVINCED that a Tartan 37 was the only boat for me. Tartan makes such a great boat.

But I was so happy with how the Sabre looked, and the layout below decks... and the feel above. Sexy lines... fast. Tall rig for the light Chessie air. I was so impressed with this boat.

AHhhhh She's like Julianne Hough Hot! *sigh*

Anyway...
Part of loving a boat is making the Comittment too. Make sure it's a boat you can believe in, good bones, checks off all the "must haves" and a bunch of the "nice to haves"... and take the plunge. You'll love her more every day.

She's out there.

....now why can't anyone help me find a girlfriend???.....
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