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Title: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 10, 2010, 09:36:09 PM
I bough tthis last november thoose that didnt see it she was a 32 foot 1988 bayliner motoryacht 12 beam 16 foot bridge cleance and

dry weight of 12,500 lbs.
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/BLue%20Dolphin%201/th_stumppassanchorage003.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/BLue%20Dolphin%201/stumppassanchorage003.jpg)

so I listed it and got a numvere of calls but one guy caled from dallas TX and wanted to have a surveyor take a look and due to his time frame was going to drive out himself the next day I say ok. and met his surveyor that afternoon. all went well and the buyer told me he was leavign in the morning wensday with his truck and a trailor. and he asked about boat ramp at my marina. I said the marina next dorr had a travel lift that could set the boat on his trailor and advised him of te boats weight and size. he said ya I know. I think i can pull t out in a ramp. me id have called a hauler with a lowboy hydrualc trailor.
he showed up with a f 350 diesel and triaxle loadmaster trailor. and paid me cash before he ever tried to load it on a trailor not knowing where the props keel were going to land n the trailor.

slid it right up the center of his trailor and was quite the show at the marina.
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/th_photo-31.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/photo-31.jpg) the f350 durmax had no trouble pulling it up the ramp to my surprise but when the boat laid back on the trailor at the top of the ramp the winch strap snaped and scared the heck out of me.
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(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/th_photo3-17.jpg) (http://s782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/photo3-17.jpg) we though he was going to have to remove the whole bridge  but with the radar arch off and the windshield he was about 14.5 feet a tad over his permits and left friday morning for home.
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Eric on July 11, 2010, 07:59:35 AM
So I take it, from what I know of you boat people, you're buying a 45 footer now. Always moveing up to bigger and better boat.
Eric
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: JuneC on July 11, 2010, 08:03:53 AM
Mike, that's crazy!  Glad no one was near that strap when it broke. 
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: wind_rose_2 on July 11, 2010, 08:44:28 AM
I hope he had new brakes on that trailer...maybe he was doing a commercial for Ford!
It does seem to sit nicely on the trailer though...this guy has been dealing with boats for a while l should think. And he paid CASH.
Dave
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: ROGUE on July 11, 2010, 08:56:19 AM
Ive trailered a lot of big boats but that one would have scared me a bit too, especially with the inboards.  I alwsy use a safety chain on the bow along with the winch strap/cable.  Ive had a few break when the trailer flexes going over the hump and its a scary thing.  Congrats on the sale.
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Peppy on July 11, 2010, 03:08:00 PM
Congrats Mike! I just made this top and thought your boat was the same.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_P6220007.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=P6220007.jpg)

I think the guy said his was a 38'. We actually made him a back curtain too. He did it as a surprise for his wife. When his wife saw it she said "Why didn't you get them to make an enclosure?" Now we're going to make an enclosure for him and cutting up his back curtain. !!!. Thats the trouble with surprises I guess.
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 11, 2010, 03:21:18 PM
Ya peppy that's a 38. Got to love al the power the ladies have Noe you guys get more work too after getting paid forr the aft curtian lol.  Eric nit this time not a bigger boat. Actually I sold my house also and am buying a  house on the water but there is a bridge to get user with 10 feet of clearance. So the boat had to go. Only two miles  from my shop  we in am currently 10.  so now I'll save time and gas going to work and no more
marina fees
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: fragged8 on July 11, 2010, 04:49:02 PM
hey Mike you change boats more often than your underwear  heheh

 nobody here would even consider towing a boat that big, it would be a
lowloader job. I am always amazed the size of boat you guys tow with a
pick-up.. i guess an advantage of auto shift too is you don't have a clutch to
burn out .

 does this mean you'll be buying your old boat back ?


 lets see pics of your new place ??? i bet its sweet .

Rich

Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mojo on July 11, 2010, 04:52:19 PM
Mike:

What are we going to go out and fish on ?

:)

Chris
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: JuneC on July 12, 2010, 07:53:11 AM
Good deal, Mike.  Lots of amazing bargains on the water these days and it sure is nice to not have to pay storage fees for your boat.  Does it have a lift?
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: regalman190 on July 12, 2010, 08:18:35 AM
Congrats Mike....on selling of the boat and moving closer to the water!!!
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: stitcher_guy on July 12, 2010, 07:28:44 PM
Wow. that sure dwarfs the truck. the boat wasn't even all the way up to the front bumpstop, was it? Geesh. one big gust of wind, and all your new woodwork would be splinters on the highway. Hope he has fun with his new toy. Just think, you might see the boat on "Cops: Dallas" one of these days if he's got a trafficking business on the side. :-) Just sayin.
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: hdflame on July 12, 2010, 07:50:37 PM
I was really surprised to see that his truck wasn't a dually! :o

Congrats on the new boat. ;D

Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 12, 2010, 08:23:32 PM
Chris well just have to fish from the dock till I get. Around to a smaller boat. No lift yet June.
 And I'd have like a duely also HD  Russ the guy was actualy a mber of the dallas PD.
He had all the proper permits. 
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mojo on July 13, 2010, 06:09:21 AM
Mike:

I guess I could probably bring that little 21 ft Wellcraft of mine down to fish from. I just didn't think would
want to fish in a little tiny boat that size.

My Wellcraft would have made a good dinghy for your previous boat. :)

Chris
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 13, 2010, 11:18:14 AM
Well I gutted my work trailor took the table out and have been stuffing it full of futniture. It's geting rough at home with just a chair and tv. Soon I'll have just a matress on the floor to sleep ontill closing time. I was figuring I could stay on my boat for a bit but it's just as well it sold first. I've got some money for a hotel. But maybe I'll be like Darren and sleep on my sewing table a few nights. Lol. :)
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mojo on July 14, 2010, 06:40:12 AM
Mike:

If your closing gets delayed I can bring the coach down for you to stay in. You can park it at a campground somewhere close by.

Let me know if you need it for a temporary residence.

Chris
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 14, 2010, 06:27:36 PM
That's a veery generous offer Chris
but I'm sure I'll be just fine.
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mojo on July 15, 2010, 06:57:01 AM
That's a veery generous offer Chris
but I'm sure I'll be just fine.

No problem. If something comes up and you get delayed, let me know. I can bring it down and set it up at a CG near you.

Chris
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 15, 2010, 08:18:03 AM
Heck if you came down I think we should just head on down to the keys for a week ;)
I woulndnt want
my little girl to have a accedent in your rig either
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Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: stitcher_guy on July 15, 2010, 09:51:29 PM
Chris, you're welcome to bring the coach to my shop any time. I'd love to have a few days R and R living in it by the shop as opposed to dealing with the rugrats. LOL
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mojo on July 16, 2010, 07:53:40 AM
Russ:

I am afraid if I bring the coach up there to you that you and the wife will take off on me and leave me with the kids and a shop full of work. :)

Chris
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mike8560 on July 16, 2010, 08:14:19 AM
Ya Chris with me well just go fishin'
Title: Re: sold my boat but get this
Post by: Mojo on July 16, 2010, 10:04:45 AM
Your plan sounds better Mike.

I think this is a ploy by Russ to get me up there to become his apprentice. He would probably disable my coach so I couldn't leave. :)

A bad day of fishing is still better then a good day of sewing. :)

Chris