Decision time…

I have seen the boat, I took a few pictures, talked a lot with the owner and now I had to seriously start thinking about what to do next…

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I have seen the boat, I took a few pictures, talked a lot with the owner and now I had to seriously start thinking about what to do next. I really had only two options. The first and probably much more logical would be to erase the photos and forget what I saw. second option was to let the emotions take over and start negotiating about taking over the boat.

I always wanted my own boat and despite the fact that I never had the money for one, I was always looking for one that would be right for me. For years I have ben searching ads on the internet, I even went to see a few, but I never really got even close to actually buying a boat.

Recently, one of my friends found a boat he liked and asked me for advice. I gave him my honest opinion about that particular boat and equipment, but I concluded with one sentence I will never forget. I said that nothing really matters, except that you should ‘fall in love’… If I was to listen to my own advice, the decision would be obvious. This was a legendary boat, I learned to sail on that boat, I liked the way she looked and I didn’t want to see her go, so I decided to go for it…

Unfortunately, when it comes to negotiating about prices, I am really bad at it. I always agree to what people say. I never mastered that skill and negotiating about the price is always embarrassing to me. The owner gave me an offer, we discussed it a bit and I said that I would have to think about it. So I kept thinking about it… and finally decided to buy the boat! I had to agree that contract details and price would remain confidential, but I can honestly say that (not for the first time) I paid too much…

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