I donated my C22 to charity.

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I donated my C22 to charity.

Postby astrorad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:34 pm

Well folks, after trying to sell my C22, Wabi Sabi, with absolutely no one inquiring about her all summer long, I am donating her to our local Community Sailing Center. I advertised in many different Facebook selling groups, in Sailing Texas website, and on Craigslist and not one bite. Started out at $6500 and kept reducing the price until I finally got down to asking $3500, which meant I would negotiate...but to no avail.
Now those on this forum know the amount of restoration work that I had done on my boat. I would state that she was probably better than factory new after I finished her. But the market is fickle and it seems that folks want an $8000 boat for $2000...but I wouldn't know that because no one offered anything. I am not naive...I understand that you will never get the money back out of any hobby project like boats,cars,airplanes and such.
They say that the best two days of your life are the day you buy your boat and the day you sell it. Well it is bittersweet that I have to let her go for a tax write off, but I am certainly glad that she will be used to bring more people to the sailing sport and will stay here in town, so I can see her out on Lake Michigan.
I want to thank everyone on this forum for all the advice and help that they have provided to me over the last 7 years. I hope that the work videos that I have posted on YouTube have helped out those working on their own boats. I will not be a Chrysler owner anymore, but I will remain a member of this forum and will check in regularly to offer any knowledge I have obtained through the restoration of my C22.
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Postby mcrandall » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:11 am

Sorry to hear nobody grabbed it up, Bill! They would have gotten a sweet boat!

I was twisting one of my coworker's arms to jump on it, but he just isn't financially able.

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Postby C22Bob » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:26 am

Bill,

Sorry to hear that, but the local sailing community there is getting a very nice boat which will bring a lot of fun and joy for years to come. Yes, getting your money out of a project/hobby is very tough. I see lots of sailboats on eBay go for pennies on the dollar. Like you, I'm finishing up a 5 year restoration on my C22 for which I know I'll never get out the many thousands of dollars I've spent on her (wife likes to remind me of that all the time), but sometimes the journey is more valuable than the destination! As for my destination, I hope to have her in the water and start sailing in a few weeks:)
I'm sure the forum will benefit from all your posts and videos for a long time. Take care and check in from time-to-time

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Postby astrorad » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks Mark and Bob. My wife also likes to remind me of what I spent and of all the time I used working on the boat. I tell her that at least I wasn't wasting my time in a bar. And with that note....I'll go have a beer.
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Postby dubbinchris » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:44 pm

Bummer that you never sold it. I've always enjoyed all the info you're provided over the years. I still plan to put some of it to use on my C22, despite the fact that I just bought a C26. So you say you're no long going to be a C22 owner....does this mean you've bought or are buying another sailboat?

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Postby astrorad » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:42 pm

I just purchased a 1984 O'Day Javelin 14, that needs absolutely no work and is in cherry condition with crisp new headsail and almost new main. I can fit it in my garage, tow it with my car and rig it without any assistance. Perfect for an old man like me. $1100
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Well it's a hard day when I Chrysler Sailboat changes hands

Postby Alanhod » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:38 pm

Hi Bill and all the other Captains out there,

Yea, it's been a while since I've posted and the day I check back in Bill has given away his baby. As for the 2 best days, buying my Chrysler 22 was indeed a good day, but I had far better days sailing the Honu and hanging out on this forum with Captain Scott, EE, Bill and everyone else here.

I hope you will continue to hang out here on the forum, because as this post confirms, old Chrysler Sailors never really go away as proven by my post right here. I've been absent, but I'll never leave.

The Honu sits in my driveway on it's trailer, in desperate need of a cleaning, but it is still rock solid and ready to ply the Waters of Puget Sound again in the near future I hope.

Clearly Bill there was a disturbance in the Chrysler Sailor forum Force today. I felt it, as I'm sure other absent captains did. You'll always have a watch on the Honu if your in the area and I have it back up and running again as I hope in the coming year. 8)

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Postby astrorad » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:34 pm

Thanx Alan, I will check in and see if anyone has a question that I may be able to answer or address. All the best to you and may you soon sail Honu again.
Bill


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