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    Posted: 22 February 2018 at 6:06pm
The walrus said to talk of many things .... like giving up my boat. Boat ad in the 'For Sale' section on this site and also on eBay. Sad times but life is getting more and more hectic (and more expensive) and something had to give.

With running costs (inc mooring) at approx £2000 last year and only managing three trips out - the boat lost the battle. Looks like I'll have to search the loft for the beach gear.
Boat name MeMe; MMSI 235 086 284;    Call sign 2ELL9
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I feel for you, a lot of boat owners including me have had the same thoughts. My boat is not solely for fishing it's my shed.. I think I would go mad if I didn't have one. Every time something packs up and needs replacement I say that's it she's got to go. Then I'm reminded by the mrs how important it is for my sanity to keep it. Best of luck with your sale she looks really sound and solid. Dave
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your wife sounds lovley dave good luck on the beach mackem
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Plenty of boat owners on here will have room for you I'm sure.i downsized boats so i could keep mine on trailer at home to save cost and make maintenance easy (no anti fouling etc).when the wind blows i dont think about my boat at a costly mooring. Only limits are how far I can travel out but the Solent holds decent fish (but not this year) .Good luck beachfishing, I also do plenty of this and like heading Dorset way best.Paul
oh well, there is always next weekend!!
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Well - selling a boat on Ebay is an interesting experience. Some of the questions would make a good standup act. Examples :

"Exactly how much does the boat weigh please ? As my trailer only carries 1.5 tonnes - can you guarantee that it will be big enough ?"  Answer "Errr - No"

"I would like to buy the boat but I will need you to arrange transport to Wales". Answer "Err - No"

"You state that it needs some painting - how many hours would that take and how much paint would i need?" Answer "Depends how quickly you paint and how thick you lay it on".  

"OK so if I paint it myself can I send you the receipts for the pain ?" Answer "Err - No".
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I sold mine on http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/
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Originally posted by Whitewash Whitewash wrote:

I sold mine on http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/

Thanks - I'll give that a go. Might be more genuine boaty types go on there. 
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i sold my 21ft boat after advertising it as a 21ft boat the first question was how long is it 
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Originally posted by OddBall62 OddBall62 wrote:

i sold my 21ft boat after advertising it as a 21ft boat the first question was how long is it 

It makes me wonder how they manage to put their trousers on in the morning Confused
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So was your boat 21ft both fore & aft ?
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