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An old article on my website ... Did You Know You Were Buying a Sandy Boat ?

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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I hope it goes well for you both.

Its quite a nasty storm.

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DIRT FREE is strapped down on the hard in Indiantown. Leaving Toronto tomorrow morning for a slow (very slow) drive to Florida. By the time we get to Florida we hope we can get to Indiantown and see if our home survived. Not a good feeling.
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Lost boats not only reduce supply but also reduce demand. A trusted source in the marine insurance business told me that 70% of those who lost boats in Superstorm Sandy didn't return to boating. This reduces the viability marinas and the marine service industry. Only the insurance adjusters clean up.
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Lost boats not only reduce supply but also reduce demand. A trusted source in the marine insurance business told me that 70% of those who lost boats in Superstorm Sandy didn't return to boating. This reduces the viability marinas and the marine service industry. Only the insurance adjusters clean up.

Amazing. Or maybe not so. People do get badly affected. It seems many take it quite personally.

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.....A trusted source in the marine insurance business told me that 70% of those who lost boats in Superstorm Sandy didn't return to boating.......
That's not surprising. Everyone has ups and downs, when it comes to boat ownership. If someone were already down, thinking about an expensive replacement part needed or how little they used their boat, compared to the cost of ownership, I can see a storm wreck would seal the deal.

That said, one should never give up anything in life on a rainy day. If its a good day and you still want out, then it's the right thing to do. Applies to sailing, hiking, your job, your home, your marriage...........
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DIRT FREE is strapped down on the hard in Indiantown. Leaving Toronto tomorrow morning for a slow (very slow) drive to Florida. By the time we get to Florida we hope we can get to Indiantown and see if our home survived. Not a good feeling.
You may consider waiting a little longer. There will be an endless line of cars coming back to FL once this passes. There will also be no supplies anywhere, HD and Lowes cleaned out, to do any repairs. I would suggest waiting several days or a week, for what it is worth.

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You may consider waiting a little longer. There will be an endless line of cars coming back to FL once this passes. There will also be no supplies anywhere, HD and Lowes cleaned out, to do any repairs. I would suggest waiting several days or a week, for what it is worth.

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Thanks for the thought but I have a truckload of supplies (including glass, epoxy, paint and lumber and ...... it is our home.

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I hope it goes well for you both.

Its quite a nasty storm.

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I howl at the driving rain!


I figure the worst that happens is I get to go boat shopping!

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