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Purchase an ex charter boat
I never really gave it much thought before figuring they would be all used up and beat to death.
The guy I just helped move his boat however was not so negative.
He said that the first tier guys had so many boats that they sold them after about 3-4 years at very good prices.
His idea was that the sails and cushions would have to be replaced but that the rest of the boat was very well maintained.
His source was watching the charters boats the last two years while he was in the islands.
My thinking is that even if he is right any money you save up front would be lost and then some on the sale.
I know one guy who did very well on an ex charter boat but he bought it from the bank so he got it for a lot less than getting it from the charter broker.
Do you know of anyone making out well on purchasing an ex charter boat?
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.