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Horace42

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    Tamworth

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    Engineer retired
  • Boat Name
    Willpower
  • Boat Location
    Polesworth

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  1. Thanks....if our retirement boating plans had gone well...our mooring would have been empty most of the time.....but it was not to be. ...but you are right about the extra value...that is what we had to pay 35 years ago when we bought it.
  2. Thanks Matty. I am fit and able - at least enough to handle viewings any time here at home. Finance matters, in terms of a fair price, but somewhat incidental within in the restriction of the framework I have with my wife's care programme and house move....an agent can be appointed to take my boat and sell it if we run out of time..
  3. Yes - The Avatar is Willpower...and me a few years ago. I appreciate the update in current thinking on prices and sales methods. I guess I need to get the details of Willpower listed on this forum, and go from there -
  4. Thanks enigmatic. I know of Alvecote marina. ... can contact them if my DIY sales efforts fail.
  5. Thanks dmr. The house sale is a separate issue from the boat sale. Although I have an EOG mooring, it is on CRT land only accessible from my garden (thus 50% discount on the fee). The CRT mooring is not mine to sell. I will have to vacate the mooring when I sell the house.
  6. Thanks Rob-M. That's useful to know...an hour cruise...and the boat is pointing the right way.
  7. TheBiscuits... I don't want to be offensive ... but would you be paying with a rubber cheque....but if your offer of £10k is serious - don't go away! I might be forced into a fire-sale to get rid of my boat quickly in order to give vacant possession to my property. For the moment I will put a sales pack together on this forum to see what interest there is.
  8. Thanks Tim.. it looks like a DIY sales job from judging by the the replies... for which I am grateful..
  9. My boat sale might be unique - I do not want to hold out for the highest price by over-stressing or exaggerating the features. Painting a glowing picture might increase the value but also disproportionately increase the expectations - and bring in it's wake a whole load of hassle if things went wrong. Painting the boat would be better - but I do not have time for that. A quick sale price is probably the best bet for me, but yes, a good clean makes sense...
  10. Alec. "...all you can think of..." blimey that's enough to keep me out of mischief or a while. I mentioned the 'project' aspect because I do not want any after-sales obligations or hassle and preferably nothing more than superficial cleaning, before I sell it, much along the lines you suggested. The sales price will reflect this.
  11. Thanks. Yes I agree. My boat is 'tired' and needs a it of TLC to make it presentable. Mechanically everything is in good working order and the engine bursts into life first time at the touch of the button. My concern is I have modernised it myself over the years with non-propriety products (diy things) and although with drawings and instructions, I suspect the new owner would not have a clue how to fix things if they went wrong.... and I certainly don't want to be pestered with emergency calls if it breaks down after I have sold it.... ...are these the sort of things sold as 'projects' .... and how is this factored into the sales price...coupled the fact it has extensive rust - as expected being 40 years old...but the hull is absolutely watertight with a perfectly dry bilge ... I will work an an ad to post here asap..
  12. Thanks for all the replies and good wishes. House sale is under way. It is boat disposal that is the problem. I will try an ad here to see what happens. Any tips on DIY sales - what to beware of - scams - re financing, warranties, etc.
  13. Regretfully due to age related physical impairment we have not been able to safely use our narrowboat for the last 3 years - it is just sat at the end of the garden collecting leaves - and spiders - and insurance - and CRT bills... Coupled to which our children have been asking us to move somewhere nearer to them so they can call in quickly if we need help. And last year we did need help. My wife was struck down by a stroke and I became her full time carer - leaving no time for chat rooms (if anybody has noticed my absence). I am saying this, not to seek sympathy, but as a matter of fact, so that my problems of boat disposal can be understood and answered. We are selling up our canal-side house, but being out of touch with boating things - and what with Covid - we wonder how best to go about it.
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