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    Senior Member GoVols's Avatar
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    Need to convince wife

    A friend from the dock is selling their cruiser to get into a HB so they have more room for visiting family. I gave them a tour of our boat one day to give them some ideas about types of HBs. The next week, they asked me how much I wanted for my boat! If we sold ours, I'd profit pretty well on it b/c I got an excellent deal on it, but buying a new one will be more expensive now than when my boat was built new. They're serious about buying ours, but my wife doesn't want to hear anything about selling or buying a new one.

    I determined that a new boat would only run us $300 more a month than we're currently paying. I'm all for going from an '06 into a '14 or '15 for only $300 more a month. Man! What to do?
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    the 2 happiest days in boating,selling 1 and buying 1.....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 42gibson View Post
    the 2 happiest days in boating,selling 1 and buying 1.....lol
    Funny story: my brother recently moved from Charlotte to Memphis for a new job. As such, he had to sell his 29' sailboat he dearly loved. The day he sold it, I asked him if that old saying was true, to which he quickly replied "NO!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 42gibson View Post
    the 2 happiest days in boating,selling 1 and buying 1.....lol
    I heard that about wives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fork-lift-king View Post
    I heard that about wives.
    I should have been more specific. we have always bought the second boat before selling the first one, but the wife is always happy to see the second boat and i'm always happy to see the first boat go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 42gibson View Post
    I should have been more specific. we have always bought the second boat before selling the first one, but the wife is always happy to see the second boat and i'm always happy to see the first boat go!
    They always love them when they work without issues. Once I have to start working on it they want it sold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 42gibson View Post
    we have always bought the second boat before selling the first one
    It's best to avoid this approach with wives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endurance View Post
    It's best to avoid this approach with wives.
    Usually best to rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 42gibson View Post
    I should have been more specific. we have always bought the second boat before selling the first one, but the wife is always happy to see the second boat and i'm always happy to see the first boat go!
    It's frustrating when there's some project I need to be working on and my wife says something like, "Why do you need to work on that? It's not broken yet!" She absolutely doesn't understand the principle of preventitive maintenance. What's more, I'm researching all this stuff to learn to fix it myseslf and then spend a LOT of time shopping for parts all so I can save money by doing it myself.... I'll get off my soapbox. That's a whole 'nother topic.

    For now, I need to figure out how to get the new boat. Sailabration is working on quote. Based on discussion yesterday, I don't think we're going to come to terms on pricing, so this is probably a waste of time.
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    Unless you are going to buy something that is different from your existing boat - bigger, laid out differently, ... I really do not see why you would sell and buy just to get a newer boat.

    But, hey, I have had three houseboats, seven runabouts, and five jet skis over the years - do what makes you happy.

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