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About sailpower

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  1. sailpower

    Things I didn't know

    Well, they would eventually fill the hole.
  2. sailpower

    Chesapeake 2019

    Eau de amine. I remember it well after 18 months in the shipyard and 6 patrols. Good old days.
  3. sailpower

    Cruising Consultants Crealock 37

    I looked at one of the Cruising Consultant 37's in MD a few years ago. It was out of the water and looked like a pretty good value compared to the later PC boats. But, it had a sail drive which was not for me. I don't know if all of the original boats had this. I tried to find online how the construction differed between the two builders but without success.
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    Cruising a J-24

    When it comes to cruising on a 24’er a certain well known “mariner” who used to frequent this site selected and has considerable time offshore on a San Juan 24. Take advantage of his research and there is no reason to reinvent the wheel here. Head over to Craig’s List, plop down $500 and you will be ready to follow in his wake. OK, maybe not the wake part.
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    Intel needed on Miami area permanent dockage

    Four Ambassadors Apartments has a small marina and looks like it has openings. It is in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami on Biscayne Bay near the entrance to the Miami River.. Brickell is a great spot and you can easily walk to many restaurants, etc. There is also a free shuttle service to other parts of the city. https://www.fourambassadors.cc/
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    Brand new and totally ignorant

    Like this?
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    Boat Brokers: What are they good for?

    Why would you think you were being represented in any way by the sellers broker? Their only duty is to the seller themselves. A seller's broker only makes money if a boat is sold. A buyer's broker only makes money if a boat is sold. Buyer and seller beware. Probably also true for you in your industry assuming that you are employed. Everybody who makes money can't be trusted, right? No, but it's good to know where others best interests lie. Actually, real sustained sales success, comes from repeat and referral business. The shysters don't get that. There are millions of successful sales people in the world who spend entire careers selling and delivering product. Generalities are useless. I'd go as far to say that all generalities are useless. :)
  8. sailpower

    Boat Brokers: What are they good for?

    Why would you think you were being represented in any way by the sellers broker? Their only duty is to the seller themselves. A seller's broker only makes money if a boat is sold. A buyer's broker only makes money if a boat is sold. Buyer and seller beware. Probably also true for you in your industry assuming that you are employed. Everybody who makes money can't be trusted, right? No, but it's good to know where others best interests lie. Actually, real sustained sales success, comes from repeat and referral business. The shysters don't get that. There are millions of successful sales people in the world who spend entire careers selling and delivering product. Generalities are useless.
  9. sailpower

    Boat Brokers: What are they good for?

    How would another broker have changed your result? You offered what you wanted to pay. Someone else offered more. If the broker had told you that you needed to come up because there was another prospect would you have believed him? The keyboard experts always say walk if your decisions are not immediately successful. Sounds like the seller had a nice boat priced properly. Lesson learned.
  10. sailpower

    Boat Brokers: What are they good for?

    Why would you think you were being represented in any way by the sellers broker? Their only duty is to the seller themselves. A seller's broker only makes money if a boat is sold. A buyer's broker only makes money if a boat is sold. Buyer and seller beware. Probably also true for you in your industry assuming that you are employed. Everybody who makes money can't be trusted, right?
  11. sailpower

    Boat Brokers: What are they good for?

    Why would you think you were being represented in any way by the sellers broker? Their only duty is to the seller. Exactly. As it should be.
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    Boat Brokers: What are they good for?

    While we are on the topic of ad hominem generalities it should be pointed out that the OP is a lawyer. Lawyering is a profession full of incompetent, shady shysters just in it to screw people over. I am sure there are as many lawyer stories as boat broker stories so, what, never use a lawyer? That makes about as much sense as the broker topic. Keep in mind that there are as many or more insincere, unqualified, credit criminal, scammer and schemer buyers as there are bad brokers. They are happy to demand everybody’s time and more with their “plans” to buy a 50k boat for 20k in ten years but need to “educate” themselves now, preferably by sailing your boat on weekends while they support the lottery. Next are the sellers who refuse to listen to advice on price, marketing and presentation and who gave up on maintenance a long time ago. They then want to reduce or eliminate the commission in the unlikely event that they actually receive an offer. Don’t forget the private sellers who make you feel like you need a shower just by them saying hello. It’s a screwy business that often brings out the worse in everyone involved. Stripping away the nonsense, there are plenty of good people on all sides. Find a brokerage that has been in business for awhile and the owner is not in jail. If you are actually in the market to buy a boat at a realistic price and already have the money you should be treated just fine. If not, there’s always the internet.
  13. Any lawyers who explain about the treble damages? I assume that does not mean 3x(cost of boat) = $3,000,000. Treble damages would be 30m not 3m. Negotiating tactic I assume.