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Re: Craigslist sailboat selling strategies
I dread selling my boat, and that will probably happen next summer. CL will bring out the worst people. Human scum. I don't even care about the price, I got it cheap and used it for many years. Boat owes me nothing. I want to find a handy sailor to love it and sail it. Young enough and a decent person. My objective is finding the boat a good home.The last boat I sold, an 80 year old guy, ex Navy, bought it.Dreamer, but he brought cash. I saw the boat for sale in a marina about 15 years later. Found out the old guy had never even gotten on board once. He was way too old! Boat went down hill and was basically a hull when I found it again, the old guy had never even registered it so it was technically still mine.
I see insanely cheap sailboats out there. I don't know the answer but I will probably take my chances and bite on one next year. In which case, I will probably miss my good old Cat 22, the tank of a boat that never needed anything.
Never give a CL buyer directions to your house! Ever. Pain in the a$$3$ will consider it an open invitation to waste your time and/or visit your home months later. I once had a bunch of dudes show up in my yard a month later as if that was cool.
Sal Paradise - Armchair Circumnavigator
Senior Researcher - Dunning Kruger
Last edited by Sal Paradise; 11-29-2018 at 10:11 AM.