The origin of Messing About In Sailboats

  • The original quote is from Kenneth Grahame's Wind In the Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

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November 09, 2010


o docker

We found our current boat through Yachtworld.

We knew the model and approximate age of the boat we wanted, so we just started checking their site every day.

Scanning their listings is a great way to get a good idea of the range of boats available - what is 'average', what's unusually clean or unusually well-equipped, and what is a fair price.

It took six months for the right boat to show up near us, but when it did, we had a much better idea of how it compared to similar boats on the market.

The boat was at a small brokerage I never would have thought to check out, but since I'd been following the online ads, I spotted it when it first came on the market. We were the first ones to look at the boat and make an offer.

In short, we never would have found our boat just wandering the docks.

Adam Turinas

Totally agree wit you. The important thing is to be patient, take your time, prepare, get smart then pounce.

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