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Old 09 May 2012, 16:28   #21
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Im picking it up tomorrow. Finally the bloke came good but it was touch and go.

I will post some pictures tomorrow when I get it for all to see. I imagine you guys all have a lot better than me but its a start in the right direction. All I need now is some company for my first maiden voyage in case I cock something up/breakdown.....

Anybody out in Devon over the next couple of weeks and fancies a pint or 2?

Talk tomorrow

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Is the pint or two during the run out lol....
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Old 09 May 2012, 16:34   #22
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Glad it all went through,I will be heading out of plymouth on sunday if the weather stays as forecast!
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Old 10 May 2012, 03:22   #23
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Anybody out in Devon over the next couple of weeks and fancies a pint or 2?
We're heading from Salcombe to Cornwall somewhere on Saturday in this -

Wave if you see us!
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Old 10 May 2012, 14:23   #24
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OK Update

Got the boat and very pleased with it. The atmosphere was a bit frosty. Think he felt embarrassed considering the hassle he caused me!

Matt H - got a load of documents with it and spotted your name on one of them. Could not resist saying I was surprised you had not contacted him to buy it! You should have seen the look on his face - priceless. Thanks for all your help guys. Now all I need to do is get some pics and get her wet! Any advice on Polly steps? Looks straight forward on google maps?

Will post photos soon. Chewy, probably a pint before, during and after lol

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Nice one, glad its all sorted. Is this the one from up at Fleet by any chance?
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Old 10 May 2012, 15:51   #26
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Im not sure Ed

It used to belong to Matt H.

Ed have you come across Blackness Marine? Any good/secure?

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Possibly not the best idea to drink before your first trip out .....
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You're quite right. Perhaps a mineral water for now. ;-)
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Old 10 May 2012, 16:35   #29
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So Cornish for those that took an interest in this can you tell us what the communication delay and breakdown was all about?
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Old 10 May 2012, 17:05   #30
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Sure

A top bloke on here had offered him more money should the sale fall through. The seller informed said top bloke that I had not contacted him and was willing to sell to him for more money!!

Thankfully that "TB" had seen this thread and informed me about the offer outside of ebay and the seller stating I had not contacted him despite me winning the auction and writing 2 emails a day to the seller requesting he contact me to arrange pick up/payment etc...

I got hold of his telephone number, (thanks Peter b&o) despite him not giving it to me and having requested twice and gave him mine, phoned his wife and discussed it with her. She seemed OK about it all and said it was all go! I imagine the change of heart was down to "TB" not rocking up with the increased offer (appreciate his integrity otherwise I may not have got the boat)

I have not mentioned "TB"s name as Ive not spoken to him today - but many thanks for all your help.

Well thats the long winded version and hopefully ive not sent any glass eyes to sleep.

I like ebay and have used it many many times but just now and again you come across a chancer who messes it up for everybody.. It turned out OK this time but who knows - if it was not for this great forum I probably would have lost that boat.

Thanks everybody for your help and support. Now to the engine section for all of my stupid newbie questions!
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