Hard to Believe!

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

  1. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    We have a condo in Sun City West, AZ, a Del Webb community for people over 50. We go down there a few times a year in the winter months and have a small (13') Boston Whaler to tow to the nearby lakes when we want. It's nice to have a place to get away to when the weather turns nasty up here.

    Mama wants to sell the condo and buy a "nicer" condo. That equates to putting another $150K with the proceeds we'd get from the sale of our condo, and I'm just not willing to take that out of my investments.

    Last year we remodeled the kitchen, this year we're putting in a new bathroom with a walk-in shower. That's the last of the remodeling we're going to do except for painting and small stuff. I think that will bring the condo up to her "standards" and she'll stop pushing to get a different one.

    The problem is she watches HGTV with all those shows about flipping homes and remodeling them. I know that's her driving force behind wanting "bigger and better".
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  2. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    Okay... I'll be the odd man out. Wifey said sell the boat. She got served with the divorce papers this morning.

    It certainly wasn't the only factor but it was a significant one. When we were dating she loved the boat. After the wedding, not so much. She invited people to go out on it with us all the time and seemed to enjoy that aspect of it very much.

    There's a silver lining. Three of the girls I used to date before I got married can't wait to go boating again as well as the barmaid who's half my age at one of the places I stop for dinner after work. I guess I'll get over it. ;)
  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    We have thrown around a few plans on moving to FLA in 2 years we thought we had it worked out for the most part of selling on LI and buying in FLA move the boat and snowbird. Well now after 2 years of looking in FLA we may just rent for 6 months at a time and move around the state to find a home base. Maybe live aboard for a few months , get a storage facility,,, who knows
    Point is,, don't throw money down in 1 place all of a sudden what if after 1 year you want a change? We don't want to be tied down to another "neighborhood" again
    Don't rush into this take your time and move around.
    Just our .02C

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  4. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    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
  5. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Wow, I can empathize on what it's like to marry a pretend boater. I hope everything is amicable.
  6. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    On the topic of buying property in Cabo, I'd say that's a no go. Remember what happened after the earthquake? For what you would spend you could take a lot of vacations. Plenty of investment opportunities In the States, or other countries for that matter where you don't have the corruption and potential lawlessness.
  7. Waterguy

    Waterguy New Member

    Jan 27, 2017
    Tampa FL
    2006 260 Sundancer
    6.2 mercruiser
    Well, when it comes to vacation property ... had a great vacation home in Gatlinburg which went up in flames after Thanksgiving. Got nice insurance settlement and given our age and station, we chose to pay down home mortgage and rent in the future. If I would rebuild it would cost me so much time away from my business in going up there all the time. Add 50k to the cost ... I am a detailed oriented guy ... Anyway, glad I got my lil sea ray on the lift out back!
  8. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    This sounds like the exact conversation my wife and I have been having for last couple years. Our kids will be out the door in 4 years and we had always planned to buy a home in FL after they were gone (I can work from anywhere as long as there is an airport nearby). After a ton of consideration we decided to keep our home here in MN so the boys have a home base to return to during college and our new plan is to rent in FL during the coldest months and try out different parts of the state. Summertime in MN is unbeatable but the winters are as bad as you can image.

    I agree, why commit to one place in case you decide another place fits your needs better a year or two later?
  9. 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
    In Mexico you do not hold the title to property within 100KM of the ocean. The tile is held by a bank and you pay a fee to the bank to hold the title. There are rules for selling and there are rules for leaving the place to a child. Based on the people we know that own the closing costs on your property will be 10,000 US. Capital gains for non residences can be high. Long term owners are a great way to find out all the rules before you commit.
  10. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    It's all good. We don't hate each other. We just weren't right for each other. We decided to get divorced last April, and we signed the separation agreement lasy July. She still lives in my house, but in the spare bedroom. She's almost all packed up. We'll be divorced withing the next 2 months and she'll be gone. I'm a good guy, and I never make enemies unless someone forces me to do it. I'm sure we'll be friends in the end.

    Meanwhile... The women that actually like boating are lining up... LOL.
  11. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    When our only child goes away to college, in about 10 years, THE WIFE said it will be time to sell the house and buy a live aboard boat! :grin: Did I say how much I love her!!!! (The wife that is:smt043 ) We told our son that when he wants to come home during college we will tell him which airport to fly to so he can meet us.
  12. skibum

    skibum Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    2005 Sundancer 260
    496 Magnum HO
    Now that sounds like a plan. You're a lucky man.
  13. dcpringle

    dcpringle Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    CT River
    2000 Sea Ray 480DB "Diamond Girl"
    Cat 3196 660HP
    I've been trying to convince mine of the same thing. Be much cheaper in the long run.
  14. Steve195

    Steve195 Member

    Jan 15, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    2017 Sweetwater 2286 WB Tri-toon
    Yamaha 150 Outboard
    Similar situation here. About 10 years ago, my wife basically demanded that I buy a large (40'+) boat. At the time my business was fairly new and any extra money was going there. A year later I sold the business and divorced the wife. I don't do so well when someone DEMANDS that I do something.

    Now I have a great boat and a great lady! It all works out!
  15. Mike Blake

    Mike Blake Active Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yankeetown FL West coast
    89 340 Sundance all Raymarine.
    Gas hogs 454X2.

    You would be wise to check different areas in FL before you buy.
  16. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    My oldest is finishing up her sophmore year in college and my other one is a HS Junior. One of the big reasons we just got the bigger boat is so once the younger one goes away we can take more boat trips. Although my wife is not by any means an avid boater, she likes the idea of having the creature comforts on the bigger boat and is looking forward to the trips.
  17. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    We will be checking more areas in Florida for sure. We are, so far at least, set on living internationally in retirement. We are doing a lot of research and even joined an expatriate forum that has good information. We think about Cabo due to how short a flight it is back to California where we have family and friends. I have friends already in Cabo and one has been there about 6 years so he is a great resource. We may buy land and build later which eliminates the need to sell the boat. The Admiral is "kind of done" with the whole boating thing partially due to an incident involving a dinghy insurance claim/suit, but knows I am not.
  18. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    What happened...if you can?
  19. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Wake, passenger (good friend) cracked vertebrae....
  20. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    In a few years when we retire this will be our plan as well.

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