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    Well I thought I was clean I gave up my tri state scanning of Craigs list for boats for sale by owner. I was doing well without support groups. The other night I stayed up late was stressed out from work and had a few beers I figured what would it hurt to just take a glance at just the local craig's boats for sale by owner, not like I would really consider buying but just a glance, heck the wife was sleeping I could delete it from my history. Well like many others I came across a listing that didn't seem possible who in their right mind would sell a boat for that price, they have no idea what they have. I foolishly responded but did not feel guilty because of the zero chance of actually being the lucky sucker that got the boat for that price. I hate to admit it I kept checking my e-mail all day the next day seeing if there was a response and there was nothing, I was frustrated that I felt that old feeling of not letting a deal get away, again I relapsed and send another message that I can meet any time and am very interested not a tire kicker or lowballer. I felt shame as I analyzed the storage space and spousal explanation but still felt while I flirted with the edge I did not go over that line and bring home another old ratty boat

    Last night the seller responded and said he would be at home at 11:00 this morning I beat 25 other guys that responded to the ad with a boat trailer and $100 to score a mid 50's Alumacraft Flying D. Oh sure I relapsed but this FD will hold me over till next spring. I will post of pics later.

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    Sure is a cool boat! Good luck...Did you get it or not? No Brainer to me.
    Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
    1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
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    • #3
      Got it, I may have to ask you for detailed pics of your seats if you don't mind. It is parked in the shop next to my 1954 Deep C

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      • #4
        Well wishing I had one I googles the name you gave and these came up. Pics 50's Alumacraft Flying D.
        Check it out...lots of pics there. Oh yea...finish the other boat too!
        Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
        1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
        http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
        http://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DeepCMark58A View Post
          Well I thought I was clean I gave up my tri state scanning of Craigs list for boats for sale by owner. I was doing well without support groups. The other night I stayed up late was stressed out from work and had a few beers I figured what would it hurt to just take a glance at just the local craig's boats for sale by owner, not like I would really consider buying but just a glance, heck the wife was sleeping I could delete it from my history. Well like many others I came across a listing that didn't seem possible who in their right mind would sell a boat for that price, they have no idea what they have. I foolishly responded but did not feel guilty because of the zero chance of actually being the lucky sucker that got the boat for that price. I hate to admit it I kept checking my e-mail all day the next day seeing if there was a response and there was nothing, I was frustrated that I felt that old feeling of not letting a deal get away, again I relapsed and send another message that I can meet any time and am very interested not a tire kicker or lowballer. I felt shame as I analyzed the storage space and spousal explanation but still felt while I flirted with the edge I did not go over that line and bring home another old ratty boat

          Last night the seller responded and said he would be at home at 11:00 this morning I beat 25 other guys that responded to the ad with a boat trailer and $100 to score a mid 50's Alumacraft Flying D. Oh sure I relapsed but this FD will hold me over till next spring. I will post of pics later.
          HAHAHA!!! I havent seen the pix of the boat yet, will look after I post this....I love the accuracy of your relapse!!! I to have felt that shame several times!!!!
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          1995 Crownline Interior Restoration

          My 1992 Glastron 1900

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            • #7
              Got started on stripping down the hull removing stuff. The PO had put masking tape on the gunnels, what a treat stripping off masking tape that has been on for an extended period of time. Such a fun time in a project trying to figure out colors and materials. Thinking cobalt blue and tan for colors and synthetic teak floor. The boat has so many shiny aluminum trim faces on it going to be pretty.

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              • #8
                Great looking boat Mark! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with her. I'll be following along.

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                • #9
                  Not a lot of progress to illustrate have all the screws out of the hull still scraping off masking tape but have started on the gunnels and splash rails with rubbing and the mini wheel have to get all the bright work done before paint prep work. The hull is really super straight I could buff it out and make it shinny but I have a paint scheme in mind.

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                    I do have one issue with the PO. When I picked up there was another box of parts he had to find, no big deal the guy lives not far from where I work. A couple very key parts are missing the two back corners with handles. I was supposed to meet him last night to get the bill of sale sold and pick up that box of parts. I drove the 35 minutes to his house got there at the planned time of 6:00 and the guys kid tell me he is at a conference. I do not want to have to buy another boat just for the corners.

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