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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Viking funeral would be sad. Donate the hull to a school like the one in Cape Fear? The students there could repower or alter it someway for thier use: http://cfcc.edu/martech/boat-building-school/
    Unfortunately with the changes in the tax laws theres no advantage to donating. Id do better stripping her out and selling off parts.

    And think of the YouTube hits Id get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Unfortunately with the changes in the tax laws there’s no advantage to donating. I’d do better stripping her out and selling off parts.

    And think of the YouTube hits I’d get!
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    I’m thinking the local fire department/marine rescue services might be able to make use of the bare hull. Maybe in a fire fighting training exercise. Might even be some sort of tax break for that donation, I’ll have to check.
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    any end that results in the destruction of this boat is too pitiful to contemplate
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    Nope, no tax advantage at all for any kind of donation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    any end that results in the destruction of this boat is too pitiful to contemplate
    Paul I agree, but it is what it is. Can’t use her here, can’t sell her and something is only worth what someone will pay for it. I’ve advertised it everywhere and placed the boat with a broker, cut the price 50% and not one offer or even a a serious conversation.
    I can use the trailer for the next boat, and the engine should be a lot easier for sell than the entire boat.
    After 5 years of work I’m pretty disgusted by this state of affairs, but I understand the reason now. People buy boats on credit and no bank is going to loan $$ on this boat.
    I can see why so many beautiful wood boats get cut up and disposed of now.

    And honestly after all the hard work to create this boat, using the best materials I could obtain, 1000’s of hours of work doing the best job I could possibly manage the idea of just handing it to somebody turns my stomach more than destroying it with my own 2 hands. They wouldn’t appreciate the boat if they weren’t willing to cough up the cost of materials to own her. It’d be better off turned to ash.

    I liken it to having a dog get stolen as opposed to dying. With the former you’d always worry about if it was being taken care of, with the latter at least its over.
    Last edited by Reynard38; 08-17-2019 at 06:55 PM.
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    You've only advertised it for just over a month, right? I just don't think that's very long for a boat to be for sale.

    Beautiful boat, btw. Congratulations on an excellent build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Paul I agree, but it is what it is. Can’t use her here, can’t sell her and something is only worth what someone will pay for it. I’ve advertised it everywhere and placed the boat with a broker, cut the price 50% and not one offer or even a a serious conversation.
    I can use the trailer for the next boat, and the engine should be a lot easier for sell than the entire boat.
    After 5 years of work I’m pretty disgusted by this state of affairs, but I understand the reason now. People buy boats on credit and no bank is going to loan $$ on this boat.
    I can see why so many beautiful wood boats get cut up and disposed of now.

    And honestly after all the hard work to create this boat, using the best materials I could obtain, 1000’s of hours of work doing the best job I could possibly manage the idea of just handing it to somebody turns my stomach more than destroying it with my own 2 hands. They wouldn’t appreciate the boat if they weren’t willing to cough up the cost of materials to own her. It’d be better off turned to ash.

    I liken it to having a dog get stolen as opposed to dying. With the former you’d always worry about if it was being taken care of, with the latter at least its over.
    You don’t build an object that way to last for a single human lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Unfortunately with the changes in the tax laws there’s no advantage to donating. I’d do better stripping her out and selling off parts.

    And think of the YouTube hits I’d get!
    Strip the boat and then donate the hull? Even if no tax benefit? The boat we bought had been on the market for more than two years (although I watched it the entire time) and the previous owner offered the guy who stored it 25% commission on any sale (in lieu of storage fees) no matter who found a buyer. Perhaps better than burning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbgarr View Post
    Strip the boat and then donate the hull? Even if no tax benefit? The boat we bought had been on the market for more than two years (although I watched it the entire time) and the previous owner offered the guy who stored it 25% commission on any sale (in lieu of storage fees) no matter who found a buyer. Perhaps better than burning?
    Not a bad idea. I’d happily offer my friend a commission if he can unload the boat.
    It’s getting a lot of hits with the broker. Every few days somebody is requesting info. The big price drop brought in a lot of new traffic. Maybe its getting close to a number it’ll move at.
    I’ll be less impatient once I get Catnapper in the water. My boat $$ from the convertible sale has grown by 15% in an E*TRADE account so maybe I won’t have to wait for the Rambler to leave before getting another boat.
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    The Georgetown wooden Boat show is coming up .October 19&20th . For $35 dollars you can show the boat on her trailer ; right on Front Street. You'd get lots of praise for the boat and there might be a buyer there . It's an interesting sight too .

    People who coach rowing shells and young sailors need low wake launches .Maybe there's a role for her there ? I believe I can share your feelings . I'll be forced to sell someday and will be lucky to get cost of materials back .
    Last edited by Bill Perkins; 08-21-2019 at 01:44 PM.

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