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#571884 - 11/06/18 05:46 PM Shopping for another boat...  
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Decided it's time to stop planning and start doing. Going to look at what looks like the perfect live-aboard boat for us this Saturday. Already have a recent survey and if it is nice as it seems in the ad, we'll make an offer. If it does not work out we'll keep looking until we find and buy the perfect boat. With luck, we'll have our next home moored in Great Bay (here in NH) for a season and then we'll sell our house, our cars, our truck, our boat etc. and start a new phase of life. Hoping my little brother will be willing to baby-sit and use my collection of mechanics and woodworking tools (whatever I don't bring on the boat), I hate to part with them just yet... We will be keeping a nice building lot we own in Maine and if we get tired of the live-aboard lifestyle, we'll build a new low-maintenance (metal roof, vinyl exterior walls and windows, and vinyl or aluminum exterior trim, I never want to exterior paint or do roofing again...) house and move back ashore.


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#571885 - 11/06/18 06:11 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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How exciting, Can't wait to hear more about it. Good luck


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#571886 - 11/06/18 07:38 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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Keep us posted, will ya?


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#571887 - 11/07/18 01:23 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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Good luck on your search!

Of course, we want to know more...



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#571891 - 11/07/18 11:51 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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#571895 - 11/07/18 03:36 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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Oh, no doubt you'll all be updated. I love to share here...


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#571897 - 11/11/18 03:59 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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Wow - not only moving onto a 'new' boat, but also a new phase of life. smile

I guess we should meet up for lunch soon, so I can get my outdrive tools back before you have your change of life sale. smile


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#571898 - 11/12/18 01:35 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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Found a nice live aboard for you just in case the other one does not work out.
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#571899 - 11/14/18 05:27 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
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We loved the boat and plan to make an offer. The asking price is on the high end for this particular model, but it is in ridiculously good shape and has many upgrades. We were thinking of offering 80% of asking price as it has been on the market for many months and I imagine it's costing somewhere around 10 grand a year to keep at the marina, so there should be some eagerness to move it. Any advice on this would be appreciated, never bought anything this expensive (it's more than we paid for our house...).


The offer will be contingent on a survey and sea trial. The boat is presently on blocks in a heated storage facility for the Winter so the sea trial will have to wait. I have a survey from 14 months ago and it's stellar. The few minor deficiencies from that survey have all been addressed and there's only been 6 hours added to the engines since then, so I'm confident that the next survey will be fine.


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