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Old 05-06-2016, 12:30 PM   #61
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Sage advice! Was hoping to get some insight on selling my boat quickly, so very much appreciated!
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:38 PM   #62
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how do I post a thread? do I need to purchase a subscription?
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:06 AM   #63
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Just joined The Hull Truth, trying to post our sailboat For Sale, been searching for 15 minutes now and cannot find any way to Create New Post??? I see Create New Thread etc. Perhaps I'm missing it, am frightfully stupid, or just now seeing it? Sorry to appear clueless but would love some guidance. Thank you! :-)
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:12 PM   #64
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Solid advice. I would add one thing - listen to Jules:



Use correct English in your ad. "Lose" is not equivalent to "loose."

"To" "too" and "two" all have different meanings. As do "there" "they're" and "their."

Frankly, if you can't be bothered to use decent grammar and have mispelled words in this day and age, it tells me that perhaps you are not the most detail oriented individual and that attitude likely carried over to other areas in your life - like boat maintenance.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:28 PM   #65
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Please fill me in…Why does this forum seem negative about boats on Craigslist? Is CL considered a competitor to THT?

There is a lot of CC inventory on CL and boats can be sorted by geography yet CL seems frowned upon by your readers.

Thanks for any insights.
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:10 PM   #66
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Hi. Where did you get the idea of "Why does this forum seem negative about boats on Craigslist?".

We have members posting ads for their boats with nothing more/no more information in their ad than a Craigslist link - the only thing we require of those members is that they also include an asking price alongside their CL link (per our rules). If our members frown on craigslist ads, that is their perogative(sp?) - and it's likely because they want to see more information on this site <- but that's just a guess on my part.

Does that answer your question? If not, feel free to ask away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:14 PM   #67
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New to the forum. Have a question about buying a used boat via the forum, but sort of a general question about buying a used boat. Depending on the boat, I'd probably want to have someone more knowledgeable than myself check it out (surveryor). That seems to be standard advice though I'm sure on a less expensive boat and/or a more experienced buyer, it may not be necessary.

Would I be wrong to assume it's not uncommon with transactions here to arrange something like that?

I have more boating experience than buying experience, and I'm a bit too old to make a big mistake at this point with my next purchase. Any info would be appreciated.

Please move to tell me where to move this if this isn't a good place.

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A. Get a Surveyor
B. Reach out to forum members in your hood.
C. Remember Buyer Beware.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:46 AM   #69
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Hello Hull Truthers. I am wanting to sell my 2006 Lake and Bay but I am not sure how to post it on here. Any help would be much appreciated. Also, if anyone has knowledge about the market for a Lake and Bay flats boat that would be great as well. Have never really entertained the idea of selling till now so I have been out of the game for a while.


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Can anyone tell me why putting location of the boat is not mandatory? It sure makes finding local boats for sale a whole lot easier....Should be in the title!
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Are there any threads concerning the handling of transaction of the sale. I have not even bought a car from a private seller in over 30 years, not sure I am comfortable handing over deposit, checking for liens and being sure I get all the proper documentation. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:11 PM   #72
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Are there any threads concerning the handling of transaction of the sale. I have not even bought a car from a private seller in over 30 years, not sure I am comfortable handing over deposit, checking for liens and being sure I get all the proper documentation. Thanks for any advice.
This is my advice and by no means am I an expert. This is what I do when I buy a car from a private seller. I ask him to meet me at the DMV and that's where I exchange the money after it is confirmed that the title has no liens and can transfer it right there. I would think you could do the same with a boat. The boat I own now I bought new but my last boat I bought through a broker so he took care of everything.
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For those of you who have ask about the inability to post an ad in the Trading Dock forums - you must join the "Admirals Club" to do so. Click on the "Join the Admirals Club" link that appears at the top of every page. The cost is $15/yr, or $20/3yrs.

Pretty cheap for an ad that goes worldwide, and you will be surprised where your inquiries come from.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:32 PM   #74
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I'm new to this site. I can't figure out how to run an ad to sell my boat. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Steve




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For those of you who have ask about the inability to post an ad in the Trading Dock forums - you must join the "Admirals Club" to do so. Click on the "Join the Admirals Club" link that appears at the top of every page. The cost is $15/yr, or $20/3yrs.

Pretty cheap for an ad that goes worldwide, and you will be surprised where your inquiries come from.
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Am I able to edit the title in my for sale ad? If so, how?
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Keith, when you click Edit, there will be another icon that says Go Advanced. I believe if you click that you will be able to edit your title. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:10 AM   #77
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You were selling 03 Whaler, man
You had an advantage with the Whaler. Everyone thinks they are special and worth more than comparable boats. Same with Grady Whites. You may not have had to do all that re your Whaler, although it is great advice for the average boat seller.
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You had an advantage with the Whaler. Everyone thinks they are special and worth more than comparable boats. Same with Grady Whites. You may not have had to do all that re your Whaler, although it is great advice for the average boat seller.


True. easier to sell a highly valued boat than a SeaTurd, but many of the boats I see still listed for sale are overpriced, dirty, moldy and otherwise are not staged to sell. Those are the biggest reasons boats just languish for months unsold.
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Great post and all very helpful information. I never make excuses or downplay the boat I am selling. A good aggressive price will attract attention and get the ball rolling and It's priced the way it is priced because of the condition. I never understood the guys doing 2 things... overpricing and being very negotiable or guys saying price reduction and drop the price 1000 bucks on a 140k boat. Sorry guys a thousand bucks will not sway my decision. I have seen so many times on THT listings guys starting so high and taking huge price reductions to try and get an offer. Once the boat is listed for a few weeks and no sale or even offers it is too late, it's stale on the market. You will only get tire kickers. My experience is buyers are serious and will make a deal right away if the boat is priced right from the start.
Using Anglers edge was a key factor in advertising on my last 5 sales, get the boat out there quickly get a ton of attention and on average sold in less than 2 weeks at full ask each time.
One thing that gets a ton of attention is a clean bilge area and clean wiped dry storage areas. I go as far as to reaching my arm as far into the bilge as I can to wipe it down.
Have pictures that are consistent ie: port bow then starboard bow. take them and post in a sequence that is basically a virtual walk around on the boat. Have pictures of wiring, close up of all electronics and take all items out of the boat organize them on the ground and take photos of them separate. Detailed info on everything is crucial and if you have service records scan them and have them on the listing as well. I have also don't links to video of the boat running, using the features and a video walk around.
If you take an hour or so to do this you will sell the boat quickly and for more money.
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Great advice!
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