Saved, planned, got a boat- then got fired.

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by SeanO, May 4, 2010.

  1. Rono007

    Rono007 New Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Danbury, CT
    2001 SR 230BR Signature Series
    7.4L Bravo III
    That's how I got my current boat. Bid on eBay, Reserve wasn't met, contacted the seller and made an offer (under Reserve and NADA value). Presto! New (to me) boat!
  2. SeanO

    SeanO New Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga
    2006 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Mercruiser
    Thanks all- yes, that's my boat on the bay. had a TON of emails, several people say they wanted it, several more low ball offers. I set the reserve at 56k, which I feel is more then fair. The trailer is available for another $2500 to the buyer.
    I'd like to sell it but by no means will it be the "2nd happiest day of ownership". My daughter just does not understand why I'd sell "our big boat". I will keep it before I sell it for a penny less then the $56k. Maybe we won't use it until I get another job but I'm not giving it away either.

    Thanks a ton for the thoughts/ prayers/ etc. We will be fine!
  3. Erawk

    Erawk New Member

    May 19, 2010
    Las Vegas
    88 Sea Ray 21' Sorrento S-21
    5.7L 260hp Mercruiser
    Alpha Gen I Drive
    I hope it works out for you. Owning a boat can be tough. I'm learning that with my first one right now. Ebay is a great tool even if you never buy or sell anything through the site. Best wishes!
  4. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    I hate that this happened to you. Even the best laid plans go awry. If it take selling the boat to sustain the Fam then thats what you need to do. Best of luck to you in your search for employment. Sounds like you have marketable skills and abilities.
  5. SeanO

    SeanO New Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga
    2006 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Mercruiser
    Well.... Thought I'd update this post. The boat sold straight away- it was easy. Turned out I did'nt need to sell the boat as I landed on my feet 1 month after the layoff (wish I would have relaxed a bit during that time!). Took my "boat money" and picked up a race car (a hobby I've had for 15yrs) and yesterday picked up another Searay. It's no 260, instead an old 200 open bow that needs some tlc. But it's paid for, and we'll be on the water. I'll post pics in a couple days but here is the car:

  6. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l

  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Good for you. :smt038
  8. Pietro

    Pietro Active Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Rome, Italy
    1990 390 EC
    3208 375HP CAT
    That's good news! :smt038

    I can see we share the same passion for driving!

    Are you going to race your new car or just to do track days?
  9. SeanO

    SeanO New Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga
    2006 260 Sundancer
    6.2 Mercruiser
    Definately race. Already won one national and finished 2nd in two others.

    It's a fun hobby but with the new gig it's tough go often due to the time away- maybe 4-5 races a year. I'm really excited about the boat and getting her prepped for use. Picking it up Tuesday! The risers are cracked so I will be replacing them, plus a few other items.
  10. jitts3

    jitts3 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Freedom, WI
    1989 Sea Ray 268 Sundancer
    454 Bravo 2
    You may enjoy the little 200 more since you are the true owner and not the bank. I'd rather own old junk than pay to use someone else's new stuff. My 0.02 worth.
  11. Bob & Sue

    Bob & Sue Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Browns Point Tacoma WA
    Sold 1999 270DA Sundancer
    5.7l Mercuiser
    Nice looking car bought a boat we could pay cash for mooring, maintenance and insurance is enough without payments.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  12. Sean, Thats good news to hear. :smt001

    Can I take it for a test drive. :grin:

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