Too Many Boats

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Boat Name: Thursdays' Child
Boat Type: Privateer 26 Schooner
Location: Southern Illinois

Too Many Boats

Post by okawbow » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:25 pm

Just pulled my Privateer 26 schooner out of the lake. I also own a Bristol 24, and a Bristol19. My boats are costing me too much in dock fees and storage. Time to turn loose of 1 or 2 of them.

I plan on trailer sailing the Bristol 19 next year. That should stop the bleeding at the tune of almost $2000.00 a year. I still will need to sell 1 or 2 boats, and prices for old boats are really low now. I hate to just give away years of work and money invested.

Where's that improving economy we hear so much about?
1976 Bristol 24

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Boat Name: Early Light
Boat Type: 1982 Sabre 34 MK I
Location: MD

Re: Too Many Boats

Post by earlylight » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:48 pm

Same place as the rest of Obama's promises.
Dick Coerse
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Re: Too Many Boats

Post by CapnK » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:01 pm

Counting dinghies and other small craft (sunfish, kayak) but not sailboards or surfboards, I have 8 boats. Only 3 in the water - Hobie PowerSkiff runabout, Ariel, and Islander. One will have to go next year, hopefully in return for some money to throw at the other. :)
Kurt and the CrewDogs
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Boat Name: Loon
Boat Type: Pearson Wanderer
Location: Annapolis, MD

Re: Too Many Boats

Post by Crazer » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:52 pm

I'm at an all time low of two boats: Loon and her dinghy. I've been throwing around the idea of a skin on frame kayak build for this winter, but that will be the extent of my fleet for a long while. I did the two (big) boat thing and it was more stress than enjoyment.
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