Gandalf’s for sale

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The Red Green suspenders are a nice touch, but isn't a flannel shirt required?  Didn't watch the entire video, was the cameraman's name Harold, by chance?

 

TwoLegged

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The string attachments for the braces spoil the look.  This is a downmarket version of pink trousers.

 

Israel Hands

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This guy bugs me. His videos seem to be aimed specifically at people who are naive to used boat costs and problems. Hawking some boatyard dogs too. He's got a growing presence on YT, and he's not doing boat brokers a favor IMO.

 

eliboat

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This guy bugs me. His videos seem to be aimed specifically at people who are naive to used boat costs and problems. Hawking some boatyard dogs too. He's got a growing presence on YT, and he's not doing boat brokers a favor IMO.
Not sure I agree about doing brokers a favour or not.  Seems to me that if a boat is sold because of some exposure, they would probably be happy.  On the other hand I do agree that he is a tad annoying.  I guess this could Just be that is because I’m a boat nerd, so I can pick apart a lot of what he’s saying.  I do like recognizing most of the places that he’s at and some of the boats to like the one posted here. 

 

Sail4beer

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The Red Green suspenders are a nice touch, but isn't a flannel shirt required?  Didn't watch the entire video, was the cameraman's name Harold, by chance?
Flannel is hick NJ attire. I usually wear one to blend in with the surroundings. Maine is another choice flannel region.

Randy is the cameraman and I think the videos are harmless fun, giving armchair Admirals something to dream about.

 

Israel Hands

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I guess this could Just be that is because I’m a boat nerd, so I can pick apart a lot of what he’s saying.
That's exactly my point. This guy is hawking 50-year-old, old teak-laden boats as "gorgeous bluewater yachts" to people he feels the need to provide definitions of things like "stuffing box" to. Somebody's naive kid will fall in love with one of these old dogs and bite off more than they can chew.




 

TwoLegged

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That's exactly my point. This guy is hawking 50-year-old, old teak-laden boats as "gorgeous bluewater yachts" to people he feels the need to provide definitions of things like "stuffing box" to. Somebody's naive kid will fall in love with one of these old dogs and bite off more than they can chew.
Youtube is awash with naive kids buying 50-year-old boats on the East coast of the USA, and thinking that a bit of polishing and a few electronic toys will give turn a rotten old Hunter into a "bluewater boat".  This mostly works out fine, because most of them limit to their adventures to the raging seas of the ICW before going mad and broke in a Florida swamp.

Captain Pink Trousers is just promoting a more spendy version of the same thing.

Personally, I find his channel interesting as sad documentary of decay.  So many fine boats fading away unloved is a tragically stark sign of how America is turning away from sailing.  Most of them seem to be in a death spiral where they will either rot in the boatyards, get mangled beyond redemption by a clueless fixer-upper, or wrecked by a clueless sailor.  This the death phase of the 1970s sailing boom.

 

jak3b

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Jeasus what a gobshyte!. That boat has been for sale for years. She used to be closer to the road. If you do go visit this, there is a great fish market near by.

 

Bryanjb

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Why do so many here believe people can't refurbish an older boat that's been neglected? If the boat has a sound hull the bits and pieces can be upgraded over time. 

It's interesting that someone is going around yards and making videos about available boats.  Good for him coming up with a novel idea. 

 
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Elegua

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I don't think anyone thinks you can't refurbish an older boat.  Some (many?) of us have done it. 

If someone puts himself forward as an, "expert", they might be more clear eyed about the work and/or dollars involved. I admit to getting flashbacks/PTSD when looking at some of the gear and water leaks. 

Question of the day: would rescuing one of these boats be smarter or dumber than the couple rescuing the Beneteau with the broken grid? 

 

TwoLegged

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Question of the day: would rescuing one of these boats be smarter or dumber than the couple rescuing the Beneteau with the broken grid? 
I am not so persuaded by the SA consensus that the broken grid repair is a bad idea.  AFAICS, they haven't done a bad job, and if you can live with the rest of the compromises of a BendyToy, they will have eliminated the worst of the bendiness.  Not my sort of boat, but they will probably end up with a nice Caribbean toy.

As to Captain Fatty's Finds, I think the wisdom depends on the depths of yer pockets.  Most of those boats will have some very spendy issues, but if the $$$s are pumped in, the results could be very good.  Unfortunately, Captain Fatty gives no warning of the need for pressure injection of hours and dollars ... and the dumbness of a rescue depends on how well a buyer understands that purchase is just a downpayment.

 
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