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Re: Contemplating a huge mistake...?

Good luck.

Come back and tell us how it gos.

BUT GET A SURVEY AND INSIST ON A SEA TRIAL
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Yep that would be expensive to truck. It sounds like you are ready to jump in head first. Have you factored in the cost of a survey and potential huge investment in getting the boat ready for retirement?
It is, cheapest range for trucking I've found is about 7-10k. Not exactly cheap.

Yes, I am factoring those costs into the planning stages of relocating it. I am fortunate enough that I found a vessel that the owner had just spent a large chunk of $$ refitting it for cruising, but then due to life circumstances had to sell.

So the vessel is in excellent cruising shape.
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Hey I say congratulations and best of luck. You have an adventure ahead. Thanks for posting an update. I'd love to hear more updates as your adventure unfolds.
You bet! I would like to share the adventure with the people here. This is a great community site, and I'm gaining heaps of knowledge from it.
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Good luck.

Come back and tell us how it gos.

BUT GET A SURVEY AND INSIST ON A SEA TRIAL
Absolutely. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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If you are not listening to the pitchfork brigade then you should remove those artificial timelines from your mind.

You don't learn sailing by looking at a boat on a dock.

Go west, young man. Go east. Go south and north... And show those folks where they can shove their pitchfork!

Ha! Thanks Mark,

The timeline is just an artificial construct for conversation purposes. I'll take however much time it takes to get familiar and comfortable with her. I just tossed a year out there, it's a meaningless number.

Very true, but crawl before you walk, so I'll take it easy and safely, with great care.
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Did I miss it?
Have you done a survey?
Hi Chef,

No, you have not missed yet. I haven't done a survey yet, I've been busy lining up stuff on my end (boat slip, insurance, etc etc) but a survey will come very soon.

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Unless you find you're the type that enjoys working on a boat, more than sailing it (and those people are abundant in this sport), you should get out there and sail her.

I'm not a Gulfstar pro, but I understand their build quality has been all over the spectrum, from very poor to very good, depending on model and year. Be sure you're not getting a false economy and comparing a model/year with a poor reputation to values from years with a good rep. If it's one with poor build quality, you too will have a hard time selling her, without dramatic discounting.

You are correct sir, they did have a spotty track record, so I've done my homework, and the model I'm pursuing falls into the very good category. That being said, I'll the surveyor give me the real scoop on it.
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Not a single one of us is in your shoes, so none of us can or should second guess you here (too much anyway). I am hoping the boat turns out to be all you want, and that your adventure is all you dreamed it would be. Please check back in and let us know if the survey and purchase work out, and how it's all going.
..So am I. Everything in life is a gamble of one sort or another, so I'm hoping I'm making an educated gamble on this.

Absolutely, it will be fun to chronicle my boat buying journey on this thread. It's the least I can do!
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While chasing your dreams is fun, sometimes you really just have to go ahead and catch them. I wish you the best!
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While chasing your dreams is fun, sometimes you really just have to go ahead and catch them. I wish you the best!
Agreed!..If you aim for the moon, but miss, you'll have hit pretty high. If you aim for the 3 feet off the ground and miss, well meh.

So I'm shooting for the moon.
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