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Old 08-16-2015, 10:23 AM
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Owned the boat for ten years. Lasted one day on Craigslist. Some misgivings but I'll get over it..............with a bigger boat.

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Next boat: 2005 or newer Boston Whaler 235 Conquest w/250HP Yamaha 4-Stroke

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Old 08-16-2015, 10:55 AM
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Hey there's nothing like getting over your beloved boat like getting a bigger faster one. Go for it.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:56 AM
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Nice boat.

Nice add.

Little wonder it sold so quickly.

What's next?
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:03 AM
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I miss my 18ft Boston Whaler too. Going fishing, when the fish saw it coming they would just give up and jump in the boat.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:15 AM
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It's a wonder anyone still boats, what with all the accidents
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:17 AM
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Two of the happiest days of my life!

1) The day I bought my boat, and
2) The day I sold my boat!
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:46 AM
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I bought my 30 foot sailboat in 1985 and just sold it a couple years ago. It was a sad day and didn't get much for it either but time to move on in my older years now.
Also sold my Four Winds jet boat at a big loss a couple years ago too. I bought it right but had to put big money into engine repairs. I think I'll stick with little fishing boats now.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:54 AM
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Now that is a well done ad! Many high resolution pictures and a thorough description. I see so many ads with 2 or 3 crappy cell phone pictures and a phone number. Craigslist lets you post up to 24 photos and you used them all. Well done!
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:05 PM
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I've had a couple of sailboats, one in Maine, and one in Key West. Lived on both of them.

A boat is a hole in the water that you try to fill with money. Sailing is standing in the shower tearing up hundred dollar bills.

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Hurricane reminder. (Though hurricanes seem to appear later in the year now):
June, too soon. July, stand by. August, if you must. September, remember. October, it's all over.

None the less, I love boats and may get another one someday, <20 ft day sailor, works here in AZ/Abu Dhabi.

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Thought I was going to see pics of all the new Smiths you bought with the money!
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2) The day I sold my boat!
Absolutely my thoughts exactly and I have had quite a few boats.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:27 PM
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Sold your boat, free at last.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:37 PM
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I've had a couple of sailboats, one in Maine, and one in Key West. Lived on both of them.

A boat is a hole in the water that you try to fill with money. Sailing is standing in the COLDshower tearing up hundred dollar bills.

Red, Right Return!

Pink at night, sailors delight. Pink in the morning, sailors take warning.

Hurricane reminder. (Though hurricanes seem to appear later in the year now):
June, too soon. July, stand by. August, if you must. September, remember. October, it's all over.

None the less, I love boats and may get another one someday, <20 ft day sailor, works here in AZ/Abu Dhabi.

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Old 08-16-2015, 04:45 PM
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Owned the boat for ten years. Lasted one day on Craigslist. Some misgivings but I'll get over it..............with a bigger boat.

(SOLD!) Pro-Line 20Walk
Reading your listing, I might have bought it myself, and I don't even want a boat. Excellent informative listings, make for quick pleasant sales.
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Nice boat with all the bells and whistles. Like selling a clean model
27 or 19.
I sold my 25' Mako when I left Fl. and it hurt. Really liked that boat.
Now I have an 18' tracker more suited to Va. waters.
Boats are addictive. Expensive, pain in the butt, but fun and I can't imagine not having one.
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:09 PM
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Boats are kind of like horses. Most people think horses are beautiful animals and like to ride them....but owning one and taking care of one is a big responsibility that is expensive and a lot of work. I'm a boat person. I love boats and enjoy cleaning them, but they don't have to be a big money pit if you know a little about them. My last boat was a 10 year old Four Winns ski boat with a V6 and I paid $4,500 and I owned it 7 years and put about a grand in it and sold the boat for $3,900. So, 1600 bucks for 7 years of fun is pretty cheap compared to a lot of other forms of entertainment.
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In '88, back when I had money, I traded a friend 4 vintage Martin guitars for a 2 year old Ranger "V Twin" bass boat with an 80 hp Mercury, trolling motor, two fish finders, three batteries, live well, whale tail and deeluxe beer holders.

My brother had just gone through a vicious divorce. The judge, Penelope Cunningham (wife of radio and tv talk show referee Bill Cunningham) eviscerated my brother's finances.

I called him to ask him if he would help me pick it up as I had no trailer hitch. He said it was a vision of loveliness.

We hooked it up and then I tossed him the keys and said "It's all yours now get on with your life".

He has replaced the decking, the seats and the motor.

I owned that boat less than a day and it brought me 27 years of happiness.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:03 PM
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Amazing how well they hold up not being in SALT Water. A boat like that down here would be toast!

Pro Lines used to be made here in Crystal River Area. Very Nice rig!!
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Got shed of my last boat in 88. A mullet skiff.
Now all I do is take care of half a dozen. But i never pay for fuel or parts.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:40 PM
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:24 AM
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AH Craiglist, we have a couple large fish tanks and just last week my wife put one of the large ones up on Craigslist. Wasn't a hour before she received a phone call from her neice that she wanted to come by and look it over. Ka-ching 20 minutes later my wife got the money she was asking for and the tank and stand were gone. One of the boating magazines had a "Free Boat" listing. All you had to do was come on down get it out of the water or ship yard load it up and be on your way. Some of those boats looked pretty nice and others weren't worth the price of a match and a gallon of gas. Frank
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Having lived the last 64 years on an island with only 14 miles of road I am a big fan of boats, I'm glad to hear you got another one.
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1) The day I bought my boat, and
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Absolutely my thoughts exactly and I have had quite a few boats.
I learned my lesson the first time!

B - break
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It's like a swimming pool. Don't want one, do want a friend with one.
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Looks like you got an almost perfect case of "Two-Foot Itis"
Its amazing how many people get their next boat and it is amazingly near two foot larger...a very common disease amongst local boaters. I started out with a 12' row boat, moved up to a 14.5, then a big jump to a 17' canoe which I kept for decades, next power boat was a 16', then an 18', got the boat of my dreams which was a 19', then went all the way back to a 13 footer...sold that one and now am in limbo with no desire for another boat. Although I did see a sweet little 14.5 Lowe on a trailer on the way home, comes with a 9.9 Honda.
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