Hard to Believe!

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by HUMPH, May 1, 2017.

  1. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    So, here we are in San Jose del Cabo Mexico and the Admiral has the audacity to tell me to sell MY boat to put towards the purchase of a condo in Cabo! Nice place? Yes. Drop dead gorgeous views? Yes. Sell my boat? F-No! Interested in hearing from anyone with similar issues.
     

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  2. JimmyDubai

    JimmyDubai Member

    349
    Oct 13, 2015
    Dubai, UAE
    Sundancer 290 1996, one big block Mercruiser 7.4 LT
    Simrad Go9 XSE + 3G radar
    One, Mercruiser 7.4 V8, 310 HP
    haha... my wife says sell the boat and buy an RV!! eh.... I keep the boat and.... I will buy the RV as well !!
     
  3. Mike Blake

    Mike Blake Active Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yankeetown FL West coast
    89 340 Sundance all Raymarine.
    Gas hogs 454X2.
    Sell the wife! Keep the boat
     
  4. vanman59

    vanman59 New Member

    42
    Sep 13, 2015
    NC
    30' 1989 Sea Ray Weekender
    1992 Dodge W250 Cummins W/auto trans
    Twin Merc 454s
    Did you keep her? That is the wife I mean.
     
  5. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    02' 280 DA
    496 w BIII
    Why not get the condo in Mexico AND keep the boat there. It worked for Hemingway.

    Henry


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  6. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    772
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    Gee's I must be lucky - my missus loves the boat.
     
  7. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    What'll happen when she visits Cuba?:smt043
     
  8. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    No boat is not an option with my lovely wife! I am blessed.

    Happy wife equals happy life.

    Cheers
     
  9. k9medic

    k9medic Active Member

    535
    Mar 27, 2013
    Florida
    2005 23' twin engine jet boat
    1998 420 Aft Cabin
    twin jet 160hp.
    twin 3116 CATs
    Heck. My wife was the one who said that we needed a bigger boat!


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  10. jjcllc328

    jjcllc328 Member

    74
    Oct 31, 2016
    Long Island
    previous Boats
    2005 320DA
    2000 Formula 27pc
    1987 regal seabring 19f
    2001 460 DA Cummins 6CTA Diamond Series
    After going 8 years boat less my wife decided I needed another boat. she found a 2000 formula 27pc. After 3 seasons with that she decided we needed a bigger boat. Now we have our 2005 320 sundancer that we purchased in December. Now she is looking for our next boat already
     
  11. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Mine as well, hence the hard to believe part...
     
  12. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    That is an option, just not the place she liked. You can't finance a house down there unless it is owner financed. This one is cash or owner financed 50% which means paying penalties on investments I would have to liquidate.
     
  13. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Yeah, NO! Keep the wife, keep the boat, buy land too. Hold on later is more like it...
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  14. Capn Ron

    Capn Ron Member

    76
    Nov 2, 2006
    Lake Cumberland Ky.
    95 330 Sundancer
    454's v-drives
     
  15. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    Since 2008 we have gone to the BAJA first for 1 month then 3 and now 4. It is a nice place but you may find that renting is less expensive than buying. The area has changed in 10 years to the point it is almost as expensive as the US. Only items that seem less are produce and alcohol. The area was a community when we first went now it is a resort. People rent their places and the renters stay for 1 to 2 weeks. Home ownership involves having a property manager that pays your bills, looks after it when you are not there and cleans the place after the big rains and winds. In our area it is about 200 a month. If you want details of our experiences PM me. We feel safe in the area we go to.
     
  16. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Ithe points you bring up are a big reason we looked at condos. The grounds are taken care of and it is pretty easy to rent the place out when we aren't there. Cabo is getting expensive for Mexico but taxes are low, food is cheap too if you eat outside of the tourist areas. We have more places to check out but Cabo is a short flight, has great weather overall and has great fishing.
     
  17. northern

    northern Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    West coast Vancouver to Alaska
    380 Aft Cabin 1989 GPS and Charts by Nobeltec
    Twin 454 strait shaft
    If you are going to rent a place Mexico has a VAT of 16% plus some areas have a hotel tax. We are starting to see VAT on restaurant meals and grocery stores. The Baja is not the Caribbean. The water and air temperatures are not as warm from December to the end of February.
     
  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Maybe the bankers know what they're doing...........
    Keep your condo money and take more vacations.
     
  19. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    We toyed with the idea of getting a condo and a center console parked outside but we really don't have the kind of time necessary to really take advantage of it, whereas with the current boat we can use it every weekend.

    Fun to think about though.
     
  20. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Close friends of ours just bought a vacation home in South Carolina. He recently retired, and she is retiring within a year. Their plan is to go back and forth from here in NY to SC several times a year, and more in the winter months. It works for them and their lifestyle.
    My wife and I are in a similar position (almost 63 &60) but have much younger kids (20 & 17). I stoped working this past winter and she'll stop sometime next year.
    Our daughter is away at college, and we are looking at them for my son.
    We plan on having lots of free time when he goes away to school. A vacation home doesn't work for us because we don't want to spend all our travel time going to the same place.
    We went for a bigger boat instead so we can take longer boat trips in the season, and then plan to take several vacations a year to lots of different places in the off season.
     

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