My Grandpa's boat

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by bigzurn08, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. bigzurn08

    bigzurn08 New Member

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    What would you do..
    If you had a young man approach you one day and tell you;
    "Sir, I'm sorry to interupt you but, My name is Jordan, by any chance do you still have the boat you bought from Mr. J?" "Yes, I do. Why?"
    " Well sir, my Grandfather sold that boat to Mr. J about 18mos ago, Would you consider selling it?"

    He said " Yeah, I'll sell it to you." looked at me and smiled, " I'll take Forty-Five Hundred dollars for it."

    The boat is a 1993 AlumaWeld 15.5' 46'' all welded. Had a 2004 Yamaha 15hp 4-stroke and a used trailer. The set up is worth about $3,000 That would be a sensible amount for my budget.

    I'm 18, I was three when my grandfather bought it new at Shipps Marine. I remember every fishing trip, every outboard, every replacement fuel line, drain-plug, Most of the hundreds of fish we caught, And all of the Good Times.
    Thank you for reading this I'm just a little bummed out about it.
    Everyone have fun be safe
     
  2. Hope

    Hope New Member

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    Hey, Jordan,

    Well, I just hope that guy's heart gets softened and he has a change of mind about the boat. You said it's worth about $3 K... do you know what he paid your grandpa for it 18 mos ago? I mean, if he hasn't done any improvements to it, then I hope he'll be reasonable.

    Carolyn
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Hope you get the boat back.

    Welcome to the BOC this site is full of good info and great people
     
  4. bigzurn08

    bigzurn08 New Member

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    Thank You, I gave him my number if he ever decides to sell it.
    My Grandfather sold it to an elderly gentleman, Mr. J for $2,800. He enjoyed it and when I talked to him spoke well of it and my grandfather, he unfortunately had a stroke on the water and thats when he sold it to this guy. I don't know what he paid though.
    But I appreciate everyone's support, sometime in the future who knows.
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the interesting post. Welcome to the BOC.
     
  6. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Jordan, welcome to the BOC/SOC. Good luck on getting your grandpa's boat back. If you can find out what the guy gave for it then I would offer him his money back just because it was your grandpa's. Unless he is a total jerk then he will sell it for what he has in it.
     
  7. bigzurn08

    bigzurn08 New Member

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    The boat/motor/trailer are exactly as it's been since June of 05 when we put the 15hp yamaha on.