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Old 07-17-2006, 11:40 AM
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Mark,
Thanks, and I am very happy to see you on the board again.
I hope all is going well with your recovery.

littledcsrodshop,
Thanks for the heads-up. He was the only bidder that did not contact me.

I am still amazed at people spending 20-25K on a boat that needs restoration work, and for just a bit more I am selling a boat that needs nothing but sun tan oil.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:34 PM
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Mark,
Thanks, and I am very happy to see you on the board again.
I hope all is going well with your recovery.

littledcsrodshop,
Thanks for the heads-up. He was the only bidder that did not contact me.

I am still amazed at people spending 20-25K on a boat that needs restoration work, and for just a bit more I am selling a boat that needs nothing but sun tan oil.

Yeah........or $50K on a boat that's NOT a Magnum........
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I am still amazed at people spending 20-25K on a boat that needs restoration work, and for just a bit more I am selling a boat that needs nothing but sun tan oil.
When someone restores their own they know what they have in the end. Taking sellers word on their boat is tough for the experienced buyer, especially when is comes to moving parts. Everyone's used boat is perfect... It's like all inmates are innocent.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:30 PM
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I agree for the most part, but when I have bought boats I have always know what shape they were in because I did my due diligence.

I would rather sell to an informed buyer that had the boat surveyed, leak down etc. The cosmetics speak for themselves.

Also, more often than not, I have seen people buy boats that were less thinking they could restore it for a certain amount.

In the end, they wind up scrimping and the boat turns out like s**t.

This is not the case with regard to my boat. It was restored without any budget constaints, by people that I know to have excellent reputations in the marine industry.

The only reason that this boat has not sold is due to the fact that most people out West want to fit as many people as they can on board and have all the comforts of home. Usually this means bow riders with quarter cabins or deck boats.

Very few people out West actually know what a Magnum is.

Buyers back East, are afraid to take the chance to fly out West when there is a vast amount of inventory East of the Rockies. Add up that, and the cost of trailering it back makes it a tough sell.

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I have also just reduced the price of my boat to $40,000.
See ad : http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-10922.html
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That is one nice looking boat. Good luck selling- someone is gonna get a great deal.
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I agree for the most part, but when I have bought boats I have always know what shape they were in because I did my due diligence.
Then you have some real freakin special talents... There is a hell of alot that can't be known is near to going tits up until it does.
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Then you have some real freakin special talents... There is a hell of alot that can't be known is near to going tits up until it does.
I guess you could say that,many have.
But as far as boats are concerned I really have never viewed them as so complicated.
Expensive yes, complicated no.
Each and every boat that I have bought, I knew what I was gettting myself into.

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But as far as boats are concerned I really have never viewed them as so complicated.
Each and every boat that I have bought, I knew what I was gettting myself into.
It's not complicated at all and we all know what we're getting ourselves into... It's a boat...

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