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Old 04-01-2007, 06:20 PM
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Anyone ever sell their boat and have serious regrets afterwards? I am very seriously considering selling my boat and either taking a break from boating or down sizing for a variety of reasons but something tells me I will regret it terribly. if I down size it will be a big change, no more offshore fishing but rather a little run around to use on the chesapeake with the family. Obviously I know my boat will not sell overnight but even advertising it would be a big step in the selling direction. I also realize once out of the boating scene getting back into it seems very, very expensive. I would welcome not having all of the maintance bills, upkeep, etc., but this is also my pride and joy and have never been boatless. I will be taking this slowly but welcome any thoughts. This is year 8 with the boat and we have invested a lot of time and love into her.

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Old 04-01-2007, 06:54 PM
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Yep......

We know what day it is !

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Old 04-01-2007, 06:58 PM
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Oh no, not this year. I did think about that when I posted this. Didn't I pull the for sale thing last Apr 1? I am just kicking around the idea and moving slowly, although I did type up a quick 3 page description for an ad.

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Old 04-01-2007, 07:11 PM
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wow...have you even got a year of pleasure out of your re-fit yet?
if it was me i'd stick it out another season and enjoy all the time (& coin) you put into it
then think about getting out

btw...what are the chances that you'll get whole after all the work you had done?
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Well, put the boat in the water in June, worked on it for another 2-3 weeks while in the water, went to OCNJ, had 2 fishing trips, back to Philly to pull. So that gives me about 50 hours of use since the redo. Relatively speaking, I don't owe that much compared to what it is worth. Yachtworld has a lot of 31's for sale and I know I am biased but I think mine is in the top 2-3 31's on there. Not saying I'd ask the highest, which is 295K but I would be OK. Now in this soft market who knows what it would get. Honestly, with only a few trips since the redo this boat is a 10. Can't wait to wash it after sitting all winter.

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Old 04-01-2007, 07:22 PM
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Given all you've put into the boat would it make sense to put her in storage for a year and see if you miss it terribly or if you have moved on to other things. After a year then decide what to do - market might be better then too.

p.s. - I'd be willing to store her for you - just leave me a set of keys........
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:22 PM
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I "took a break" last year and sold my boat. Although it was not as nice as your boat, there were still a few days last summer that I had some serious seller's remorse, but not many. I too am looking for a smaller runabout to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay with less emphasis on fishing, but haven't found the right boat yet.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:39 PM
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JK i too like to think i have a "rare" boat...
certainly it is nowhere near the boat you have (and "nowhere near" in this case is an understatement), but...
i thought seriously about selling it after the storm...i didnt know how/when/where i'd be using it, or whether i could even afford it
as soon as i listed it i started getting offers, but i realized because it was "unique", i would never be able to replace it
once i thought back on all the time and sweat i spent getting it customized exactly how i wanted it, i would always wish i still had it
good luck whatever you decide!
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:49 PM
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It's kind of like smoking until your truly in your heart ready to quit your not gonna quit.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:57 PM
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After all the work you did . . . if I were you, it would break my heart

However, I am not you . . . so make the best decision for yourself
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:59 PM
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Your boat is beautiful, I would be very hesitant to sell also. Coming out of the long winter, see how you feel after you get back out there. If you May or June after several weekends on the boat see if you still feel this way. If so, then consider selling, but remember once its gone all that hard work is for someone else to enjoy.
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I did it once. It has the hardest week of my life
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:26 PM
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If you cannot replace what you have for what you are selling it for, regret would be a very bad thing if it is just a 'burned out for now phase' if it is something that does pass.

Why not just keep it on blocks for a year and see what happens next year?

I go through the same feeling sometimes after finally doing all the work and spending all the money on my refit, my boat is now the way I wanted it and sometimes I do not want it (burned out on it) and even list it on the market sometimes. No way I could replace what I would be giving away. Part of it I think is the project, I always have to have a big project going on to keep me sane, I even built my own motorcycle a few years ago, I finished it (it took a year), rode it for a year and then sold it to buy something else.

Downsizing boats does have its appealing points at times but I believe we could never be happy going to a smaller boat than we have. Regardless, sometimes I do list the boat and roll the dice, if it goes, it goes and I would move on to something else, if for nothing else a change of pace.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:33 PM
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You dont mention the "reasons" for selling, but if one of them is not "because you want dont want the boat anymore" then you will regret it, or resent that you were forced into a choice you didnt want. Both heal very slowly, if at all.

The last boat I sold I was overjoyed to be rid off, I kept having nightmares that the deal did not go thru, the buyer backed out, etc. Thats when you know your doing the right thing. Boat had a few issues I was unhappy with, like performance under load, reliability, etc. I didnt like it, didnt trust it, and was taking depreciation while paying interest. Felt like I was born again when it was gone.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:56 PM
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There isn't any clear reason on why the thought of selling it. Sure boating is expensive so it would be nice to be rid of the usual upkeep and expenses. Guess the biggest reason is it doesn't quite fit as easily into daily life as it once use to. Married now, 2 yr old at home and it's really in a location and used only for offshore fishing. Without a shore house the boat is 2 hrs away so if I go fishing it's at least a 2 day trip. Head down on friday, get ready, fish saturday and come home sat night. Add in being dead tired on sunday and the weekend is shot. Shore house is not happening soon so this situation will be the same for quite a while. That's why I mentioned downsizing and heading to the Chesapeake bay. Only an hour away, could pack up the family in the am, cruise around for the day and then head home at night.

Just thinking about it for now.

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Old 04-01-2007, 08:57 PM
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Truly an awesome boat that I would never sell if she were mine.

I think you would regret letting her go.

Read your own words from this thread alone...

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... something tells me I will regret it terribly.

... this is also my pride and joy and have never been boatless.

... we have invested a lot of time and love into her.
SeaNile - 4/1/2007 7:16 PM

Can't wait to wash it after sitting all winter.
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Most people would kill to have a boat like yours. I hope your not giving in to the being bored with what you already have syndrome. Just like the saying goes, you don't know what you got til' it's gone.
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You need a new joke.
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Every boat is for sale... Just depends upon how much someone offers.

My boat is for sale for $55k
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