Some words of selling wisdom...and other stuff

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:47 pm

I actively follow a few boating blogs, and one of my favorites is "The Marine Installer's Rant" written by Bill Bishop. Along with tales of electronics installations good and bad (the bad make for the best reading!) he offers a number of observations on the ins and outs of our boating life.

In the link below he describes the painful process of selling a boat. And, towards the end of a very amusing piece (unless you're the seller), he offers some good advice on how to prep your fine vessel for sale.

I'd recommend taking a few minutes to read it. I'm pretty sure you'll laugh, and occasionally cry, and come up with some good thoughts on how to prep your boat for sale.


http://themarineinstallersrant.blogspot ... .html#more
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Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:42 pm

Doug, That's some funny stuff.

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Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:01 am

Yes, Very Good Advice.... Have bought and sold a few boats with and without brokers. This is well worth the read. Am down sizing and have seen one Albin 27 SC which I could not, and I mean not, believe the broker even took the listing. And secondly, the broker had the "guts" to show the boat to me!!!! It was "Rough" in the true sense of the world. A rough boat, leaves you wondering... But as the saying goes... Takes All Kinds

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