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Old 05-16-2010, 04:10 PM
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... to OBX, that is!

Well, after 9 great years of ownership, I sold the boat last Friday to "Kone" of THT. Met up with Chris and his wonderful wife Dianne in the A.M. for breakfast and then went back to check out the Scout.

Afterwards, we went down to the James River for a seatrial and everything went very well - even showed them Jimmy Dean's (the sausage man) home on the James as part of the tour. (Dianne refused to pay the "extra" $1.50 for the celebrity encounter).

Transaction went fine with no hitches and Chris has all the paperwork to make it "legal" in NC.

Couldn't have found a better home - Chris and Dianne will take good care of "her" and I will have "visitation rights" in the future!

P.S. - Although Chris took all the CREDIT for the "big salad", DIANNE is the one who actually PAID for it!

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Ok that is the second happiest day of a boaters life. Now what is next on the list

Congrats to Chris and Dianne
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Originally Posted by davidkuhlmann View Post
Ok that is the second happiest day of a boaters life. Now what is next on the list

Congrats to Chris and Dianne
David,

No plans right now to buy another boat. My age (63) and meds have made it difficult the past couple of years to endure the heat and rigors of boat ownership any longer. Didn't really want to do it, but have to take the health priorities over the boating for now.

Makes it harder to deal with than the "2-foot-itis" thing, but I have LOTS of great memories to fall back on!

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Hate to see you sell it Bruce. But I guess I understand..you got a lot of enjoyment out of it!
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Hmmm...9512 post on THT and your not planning on getting another boat? BTW, I am in my thirties and don't consider 63 old.
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Hate to see you sell it Bruce. But I guess I understand..you got a lot of enjoyment out of it!
Joe,

Yep, you KNOW how much I enjoyed it - you and I go back a few years! Have you bought your Sea Hunt yet?

Maybe you can drive up here and push me around in my wheelchair near the marina docks?

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Hmmm...9512 post on THT and your not planning on getting another boat? BTW, I am in my thirties and don't consider 63 old.
I launched the boat (and joined here) 2 days after THT started.

No, I don't consider 63 that old, either, but the meds take their toll on the "energy" factor. Now, if I could have (afford) a 25-30ft. boat that I could keep in a covered slip, it might be different.

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Bruce, sorry to hear that you have sold your boat and even sorrier to see that you aren't planning on getting another one, right now. Hope you can get the meds adjusted so you feel like going on the water again. Have enjoyed your comments and pictures on THT, keep a stiff upper lip.
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Yep, you KNOW how much I enjoyed it - you and I go back a few years! Have you bought your Sea Hunt yet?

Maybe you can drive up here and push me around in my wheelchair near the marina docks?

Take care!
Nope..not yet. Still need to sell what I have.
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Bruce, Kone bought my VHF....now I feel better knowing that it too is going to a good home ......

I know he will enjoy the boat...he got a good one.
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This is a day we all face sooner or later...

Be strong brother!!!

Congrats Kone.. you picked up a clean well cared for Boat!!!


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Congrats on the sale, East Coast Bruce. I know it was a tough decision, but you had to do what you had to do...

As you already know, anytime you find yourself here in NorCal, you have an available seat on either one of my boats.

It would be my pleasure to show you around the waterways here on the left coast!

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Originally Posted by JALICHTY View Post
Bruce, sorry to hear that you have sold your boat and even sorrier to see that you aren't planning on getting another one, right now. Hope you can get the meds adjusted so you feel like going on the water again. Have enjoyed your comments and pictures on THT, keep a stiff upper lip.
Thanks, John - will see what happens in the next few months. I'm hoping when I have my checkup in July, the doc will reduce the med dosages?

I thought you sold you SH or you just haven't taken it out of your sig yet? Good luck on that next boat - I know you're anxious since you know what you want/need.

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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
This is a day we all face sooner or later...

Be strong brother!!!

Congrats Kone.. you picked up a clean well cared for Boat!!!


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You're right on the "timing" - my Dad was 78 and still had his 36ft. wooden Ches Deadrise (did all the labor), his 6-pack license, and was still taking out fishing parties when he passed. He would not have stopped on his own.

I think Chris was VERY pleased with the condition of the rig!

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Originally Posted by ABoater View Post
Congrats on the sale, East Coast Bruce. I know it was a tough decision, but you had to do what you had to do...

As you already know, anytime you find yourself here in NorCal, you have an available seat on either one of my boats.

It would be my pleasure to show you around the waterways here on the left coast!

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Thanks, Bruce - you know I'd love to do that if I got out your way!
Do you still have that Scout "242" or did you sell it? Thought you were looking to trade on something else?

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Just a note: I'm NOT "dying" - just feel like I'm running at 30mph in 5th gear - with a 5-speed transmission! SLUGGISH!

The doc took my BP in March - 112/62! I asked if that was too LOW??????? He said that's where he wants to see it (it started out at 220/110 in Dec. '07! )! Cholesterol needs some improvement, though.

Sorry for getting off track there - I can still bench press 40lbs.!

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Bruce, Kone bought my VHF....now I feel better knowing that it too is going to a good home ......

I know he will enjoy the boat...he got a good one.
Chris had told me he bought some nice electronics from a THT member! I had been using a hand-held all these years. The permanent mount (and antennae!) will be much better for OBX!

I had even advised him to look at your GW when he was looking around - before I decided to sell! NICE boat! Did you decide to keep it?

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Do you still have that Scout "242" or did you sell it? Thought you were looking to trade on something else?

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Yep, the 242 is enjoying life with a great new owner on Long Island. He saw the ad here on THT and flew out for a sea trial. When he saw it, it was a done deal. We keep in touch and he has offered me a striper trip when I can get out that way. I am going to take him up on that offer too!

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Thanks for all the nice comments, guys - the moral support means a LOT!

Buying that "first" boat or upsizing, or even DOWNsizing is not so bad - it's just when you SELL that LAST boat that makes you feel some pain.

I'll get along - told my son it might be one of the most STUPID things I've ever done, and that I may end up with another boat at some point?

If my emotional "pain and suffering" is too much for the wife, she may MAKE me buy another one down the road.

We'll see .....

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Bruce, we have sold our boat. Delivered it to JPort, Inc. in Annapolis MD on the 20th of April. Didn't even think about taking it out of the sig. Have a new Crestliner Super Hawk 1900 purchased, just not ready for us to pay for it yet. Currently waiting on a control box for the kicker motor so we can go over to
Spearfish, SD to pick it up, hopefully this week sometime. Weather finally has become spring and we have planted a bunch of our garden and a new planting bed, sprayed the clover we don't want in the lawn and are running out of things to do around the house that would keep us from boating, now if that stupid boat would just get ready so we can get it wet.

As far as cholesterol is concerned, I have been on a statin for about 5 years now, had some indicators such as father dying of heart attack at age 55, mother's brother dying of heart attack at 50 or so and having 116 bad cholesterol. As a good friend of mine is fond of saying, after his heart attack, better living through chemistry. Blood pressure looks good, compared to where you started so you must be doing something right. Keep up the good work and get back on the water.
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