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Old 25 March 2008, 21:27   #1
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Your "BEST" boat buy....

O.K.... New thread here, a good spot for letting all on Ribnet know how good you are at the "art of the deal". It could be a piece of equipment, (electronic) a trailer, a motor, or a boat by itself, but we all know the true measure by which all men are judged: The Total package! Put er up there guys, it's fun to see what kind of deals people have made... Somewhere down the line I'll let you in on what I PAID for my most recent, but only after the dust settles...
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Old 25 March 2008, 21:37   #2
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O.K.... New thread here, a good spot for letting all on Ribnet know how good you are at the "art of the deal". It could be a piece of equipment, (electronic) a trailer, a motor, or a boat by itself, but we all know the true measure by which all men are judged: The Total package! Put er up there guys, it's fun to see what kind of deals people have made... Somewhere down the line I'll let you in on what I PAID for my most recent, but only after the dust settles...
Hi Pat
Do Hookers count ?
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Old 25 March 2008, 21:44   #3
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Do Hookers count ?
I think so, but only if you got them with the boat! (lol)
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Old 25 March 2008, 21:56   #4
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I think so, but only if you got them with the boat! (lol)
Dang, I knew something was wrong when I had to blow her up and she looked like a tug.
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Old 26 March 2008, 05:52   #5
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Decent overalls, gloves and a Save Phace mask.

Now i'm more likely to use the boat on shite days.
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Old 26 March 2008, 09:10   #6
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Looked at an Alaska 500 which had been parked in a drive next to a fur for 2 years. Agreed a price, towed it home, washed it, serviced engine, fitted a VHF and sold it a week later for £2500 more than I paid.

Is this the sort of deals you are looking for??

Further to this I am now on boat 5 and have never sold one for less than I bought it. There are many bargains out there to be had and if you take care of the kit any depreciation can be managed.
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Old 26 March 2008, 10:49   #7
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Oh and getting contact lenses, worn glasses since I was 14 but a complete non starter for boating!!!
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Old 26 March 2008, 13:56   #8
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Probably a stunning wooden sailing dinghy - never been on the water complete with spare sails etc - it cost me £0 - yes thats right it was FREE!!!

I also had a free 42" Plasma TV for Christmas................
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Old 26 March 2008, 16:05   #10
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Probably a stunning wooden sailing dinghy - never been on the water complete with spare sails etc - it cost me £0 - yes thats right it was FREE!!!

I also had a free 42" Plasma TV for Christmas................
technically not a "buy" then
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Old 26 March 2008, 16:11   #11
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Probably a stunning wooden sailing dinghy - never been on the water complete with spare sails etc - it cost me £0 - yes thats right it was FREE!!!

I also had a free 42" Plasma TV for Christmas................
Were these in return for services rendered. Come on , own up know. the reason cannot possibly be cos your a nice guy.
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The sailing boat was from my mate who has emigrated to Australia. The Plasma TV had a speaker that crackled - the bloke said I could have it if i wanted it. As I have a Denon amp with full surround sound speakers I didn't think it would be too much of a problem!!!

The picture quality is pretty good - but I still prefer my Sony Wega 100hz 32" CRT - it's just the 32" looks so small now..........
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Old 26 March 2008, 18:08   #13
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I got my first boat ever the other week... An 1989 Avon (dunno what model yet) with a 25hp 2-stroke Yammy motor that looks like you could eat off it. I ran it up and down the coast of Newport Beach a couple hours this past weekend, it purred like a kitten (loves to run flat out, apparently) and didn't sink so we're in business.

Boat is about 3.5-4M, has a front steering console with side-mounted remote controls for the outboard, came with a bunch of accessories. Should be a fun project.

Net cost: $338 (after CA registration and title)
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