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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2006, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Weird Sailboat coincedence

Ok, so most of you know that a year ago I didn't have any boats (other than the 52,000 ton mobile offshore drilling unit) and in the Spring I bought a 14 footer from my neighbor who was going through a divorce, in the Fall an 18 footer from a non-profit organization that had it donated and couldn't use it and this Winter just picked up a 26 footer from my wife's co-worker who can't sail anymore due to medical reasons. I got great deals on all of them. So now I have 3 boats, I guess you could say I'm impulsive and when I get an urge I go all out until I'm satisfied.

So I went to the "previous owner's" house today to give him the rest of the money and get all the paperwork for the "new" 26 footer. He also, in the paperwork, gives me this article from Cruising World that gives a little history of the boat.

I knew the boat was a Sparkman and Stevens design; what I did not know, was that the design of the boat was commissioned by an Ohio boatbuilder named Ray Greene. Ray Greene's company built 120 of these 26' "New Horizons" sailboats. Ray Greene was a very well known designer/builder of such small boats as the 10' Vixen, the 12' Slipper, the 14' Rascal and the 16' Rebel.

Now check out this coincedence - That first boat I bought, the little one I got off my neighbor, is a 14' Rascal. So the biggest boat I've got and the smallest boat I've got were built by the same guy! What are the freakin' odds of that?

Dr. Bob was saying I should keep the smallest boat for "serious fun" and the biggest one for cruising, now I've got another reason to keep both.

I think I've already got the 18 footer sold to a guy in New York.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-26-2006, 05:34 AM
 
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nice!

sell the 18 footer than, and enjoy the other two!

if you really made a good deal, youll even make some profit with that sale, right?

8)

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nice!
sell the 18 footer than, and enjoy the other two!
if you really made a good deal, youll even make some profit with that sale, right?
8)
Actually, I want to get rid of it fairly quickly so I'm selling it for what I've got in it.

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why the rush?

Im against buying or selling anything in a hurry!

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why the rush?
Im against buying or selling anything in a hurry!
It's taking up some real estate and it's a distraction. It needs some work to command top dollar and I don't want to expend my energies on that. If I can do nothing to it and come out even I'm happy.

My energies right now are being expended on putting in some recessed lighting and additional light switches in the upstairs of the house for my wife. I just finished putting a ceiling back together after having had to take some of it apart to get a wire down through the wall. Now I have to go poke another hole in a wall to put in another switch box.

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your life is too complicated, my friend!! :lol:

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your life is too complicated, my friend!! :lol:
Yeah, you got that right! I long for the days when I was a teenager and the only thing I had to worry about was where the party was this weekend. New lights and switches were my Dad's problem.

I don't really mind the electrical work, that's fun. Mapping out the circuits, running the wires and hooking everything up. I like that. What's a pain in the butt is that we have an old house with plaster walls and plaster ceilings and every time you make a hole in them to install something you have to repair the area around it that inevitably gets damaged. That I hate.

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Right now Im just too happy that my biggest problem is to repair my bikes flat tire :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Right now Im just too happy that my biggest problem is to repair my bikes flat tire :lol: :lol: :lol:

I love my parents!!
That boat I want to sell, right now the trailer for it has a flat tire. The trailer has a spare. It's flat too.

I just made a quick count, and of all the cars, boats, ATV, lawn tractor, wheelbarrows, trailers, etc. (with the spares) I've got 54 rolling tires I've got to maintain.

Some of the stuff is stuff you don't really think about when you think of tire maintainence, like the pressure-washer. You don't really think about maintaining the tires on that but I'll tell you what; that thing is a pain in the butt when one of the tires is flat.

Wow! I started looking at sailboats because I thought the last thing I needed was something else with an engine. Now I'm thinking about tires! Even a sailboat, a bigger one, if it has a trailer, comes with 4-6 tires that need to be maintained.

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I know what youre talking about

I just had to fix 26 tires for my father (he needed them working for his construction)

that was a looong day!! :lol:

but well, I dont pay rent, so I have to help!

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