07 February 2006

Boat Transactions are over

I have successfully bought and sold my boats. I still call the new one "The Newport 28" because I'm fairly unhappy with the name (Sophica II), but Camille hasn't come up with a new one and I haven't performed any rituals yet. Soon we'll have a good name.

I don't have any new pictures of the N28 yet, but I'll keep the blog updated as new sails, canvas, and interior work is done. Only because you care.

Another future post will go into the specifics of selling Polka Dot (to a really nice family, the 5 year old boy learned to say Ahoy within the first 3 minutes of sailing!). Until then, here's the best part of selling the boat: the bitter angry email from someone I had to call and tell that I'd already sold the boat:

Edward,

I can't believe you didn't bother to warn me that someone else might be buying the boat. If you knew how I excited I was about it, why didn't you tell me? I was so disappointed! (I still am.)

You are an extremely insensitive person, but what else could I expect from a man? God help you.

-- A***

I forgot that she had absolute exclusive rights to a boat that she saw on the world's most popular classified ads site. Silly me.

5 comments:

Adrift at Sea said...

Congrats on the new to you boat. Let us know what your better half decides on for a name. :D

EVK4 said...

thanks...
it's actually the better quarter that decides the names -- my five year old daughter.

Tillerman said...

Don't worry about the sore loser. I had a similar experience selling a boat - and that was just a Sunfish. Potential buyers can get so emotionally attached to a boat they don't own yet it's unreal.

Have fun with the new boat. Lookign forward to reading all about it.

Joe "Mullah of Dinghy Sailors" Rouse said...

Traitor! How dare you leave the ranks of Dinghy Sailors and buy a barge! I'm issuing a Fatwah against you. ;)

Have fun with the new boat.

EVK4 said...

Fatwah?!? I knew I shouldn't have drawn that cartoon of a 420 with lead ingots lashed to the hull.