Mocking Ads on Craigslist

Steam Flyer

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Here's an illustration of how crazy boat pricing has gotten around here.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/boa/d/delta-oday-37-center-cockpit/7492492578.html
Two offset companionways, and a partridge in a pear tree. Tra-la!

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Hey, I've sailed/cruised one of those. Only for a week, it was a charter.

Not a bad boat, as long as you're not hung up on looks or sailing performance. From the standpoint of movable housing, it's not bad. Relatively comfy and practical. Not recommended for those romantic open-sea passagemaking style cruisers though, it's more of an ICW/coastal beast.

I'm not a fan of aft cabins but it does offer more privacy and it's got places for not one but TWO dickheads to stand in the companionway.

- DSK

 

Steam Flyer

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"It was ugly and didn't sail but otherwise, not a bad boat" :D
Stripped of nuance, yes.

It actually does sail, even goes close-hauled in good conditions. It's got a fairly practical configuration for engine access, tankage, etc etc. It's a vastly better boat than the Out Island series.

If my circumstances in life were... shall we say, more constrained... I'd accept one as a gift. There's a long list of boats I wouldn't say that about.

- DSK

 

Beer fueled Mayhem

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Stripped of nuance, yes.

It actually does sail, even goes close-hauled in good conditions. It's got a fairly practical configuration for engine access, tankage, etc etc. It's a vastly better boat than the Out Island series.

If my circumstances in life were... shall we say, more constrained... I'd accept one as a gift. There's a long list of boats I wouldn't say that about.

- DSK
We had an O'Day 25 growing up.  I lobbied hard for the 37' O'Day.  No dice.  Parents bought a 1972 Ericson 32.  That was actually a pretty good move.  That was a good boat.

 

Santanasailor

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Not sure where this should be placed, but she could have been a looker at one time.

The seller stating she has been restored, (implying that she is ready to enter into a Concours de Elegance Wooden boat show class) is somewhat dubious. She may have been restored, but she appears to need a major and thorough survey and probably a major restoration again.

First thing I always look for is how well the Auxiliary apears. Clean and neat engine area, speaks well for the owner and the condition of the boat. See for yourself
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Rhodes 34
 

10thTonner

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Not sure where this should be placed, but she could have been a looker at one time.

The seller stating she has been restored, (implying that she is ready to enter into a Concours de Elegance Wooden boat show class) is somewhat dubious. She may have been restored, but she appears to need a major and thorough survey and probably a major restoration again.

First thing I always look for is how well the Auxiliary apears. Clean and neat engine area, speaks well for the owner and the condition of the boat. See for yourself View attachment 523129 View attachment 523130

Rhodes 34
Paintbrush restoration.
 

Steam Flyer

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OK, this one isn't Craiglist but it seems self-mocking


"hold water really well" but hey at least they only want $100 for it.
 
This ad is so mockable I stopped what I was doing on a Sunday morning (to wit, shopping for boats when I have 8) and looked this thread up just to post it. What I want to know from all of you is how much do you think of the $10,000 asking price is "revisualization". The poster says he (could be a her) spent FOUR YEARS REVISUALIZING this boat. Wow! That sounds expensive. How much an hour does one charge for "revisualization"? I do that a lot actually. I have been revisualizing a centerboard leak repair on a daysailor for four years and it STILL isn't fixed. Further, the "to do list" is impressive. It's just the kind of thing you'd expect from a $10,000 boat with $9000 of revisualization. Also, I made up the word "mockable" and my wife read it and has already used it about me. Just letting you guys know I have skin in the game. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/oakland-classic-hunter-cherubini-33/7503523254.html
 
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Steam Flyer

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This ad is so mockable I stopped what I was doing on a Sunday morning (to wit, shopping for boats when I have 8) and looked this thread up just to post it. What I want to know from all of you is how much do you think of the $10,000 asking price is "revisualization". The poster says he (could be a her) spent FOUR YEARS REVISUALIZING this boat. Wow! That sounds expensive. How much an hour does one charge for "revisualization"? I do that a lot actually. I have been revisualizing a centerboard leak repair on a daysailor for four years and it STILL isn't fixed. Further, the "to do list" is impressive. It's just the kind of thing you'd expect from a $10,000 boat with $9000 of revisualization. Also, I made up the word "mockable" and my wife read it and has already used it about me. Just letting you guys know I have skin in the game. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/oakland-classic-hunter-cherubini-33/7503523254.html

Nothing "classic" about any Hunter IMHO
 

toddster

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I'm guessing that "revisualizing" has something to do with the green-screen upholstery. Overlaying images of a nice boat? Or possibly some sort of porn.
Which might also have something to do with the residues around the kitchen sink in the head. But I'm trying not to visualize that.
 
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