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Poolie727

I was this close -->| |<-- to getting my boat

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After saving my dollars for almost a year I finally have enough to go jon boat shopping. After a couple months of watching craigslist daily, I finally found a 2 year old 1436 that fit my budget and was in great shape. Made the deal with the guy Tuesday and he tells me he's tied up with work until Friday and to call him back Thursday to get directions and setup a time to pick it up. What excitement. Trying to get the boat now so I can spend the winter getting it setup for spring.

Anyway, I called the guy Thursday as soon as I got home from work (yesterday) and he didn't answer. Huh... it's a cell number. Strange he wouldn't have it on him. I left a message that I would call back in an hour. Went to the ATM and pulled out the cash so I wouldn't have to deal with that Friday. I called him back about an hour later an he answers. We exchanged greetings and he says , uh, sorry man, but I just sold that boat. I was helping the guy load it when you called earlier.... cricket, cricket...  for a brief second I wanted to start yelling, but all that was going to do was make me more p***ed off than I was and it wasn't going to get me a boat, so I just sighed loudly, told him thanks and hung up.

So my search continues. Dang it, I'm off work the last week of the year and wanted to take a maiden voyage in it before putting it in the basement for the winter. *SIGH*

Poolie

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1448 is what you really need in a jon.

Trust me, I do want a 42" or 48" wide jon, but they are rare around here and the couple I did see were not decked the way I would want, so I'd be paying extra for something I would have to rip out and replace.

I'm not much for standing all day so am hoping a 36" will be stable enough with just an elevated pedestal seat.

The saga continues.

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That is a bummer, especially since you had an agreement with him.

But, these things have a way of working out for the best.  Here's hoping it does for you, and you find an even better deal.

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1448 is what you really need in a jon.

I agree 110%. I had a 1436 and it was stolen. Now I have a 1548 and it is awesome. Very stable.

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1448 is what you really need in a jon.

Trust me, I do want a 42" or 48" wide jon, but they are rare around here and the couple I did see were not decked the way I would want, so I'd be paying extra for something I would have to rip out and replace.

I'm not much for standing all day so am hoping a 36" will be stable enough with just an elevated pedestal seat.

The saga continues.

Never settle for less than you want. You will end up regretting it. JMHO

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NEVER SETTLE. Keep looking, in time, you will find what you are looking for. I cannot tell you how many times I was too impatient to wait for what I truly wanted and settled for something inferior. If you want a 42 of 48, then thats what you get. Just my opinion.

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Gosh don't you just hate that when people don't commit to their own words?!  Got you all pumped up and restless, all for nothing.

Things happens for a reason.  You still got plenty months left in your search...hope it goes well.

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If you have cash, you are in the drivers seat in this economy.  Unfortunate for many, there will be lot's of boats for sale as people need to raise money for expenses.  I am already seeing this in looking at all sorts of recreational items like RVs, Motorhomes, Fish camp trailers Etc.

You will find another boat.

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Things happen for a reason.

You will have no idea of why things happen as they do, but there is a reason for it.

Just keep looking, which is half the fun.

The other half is getting the boat home and playing around with it.

Merry Christmas.   ;)

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Thanks guys for all the wisdom. I know you are right and I'll eventually get my boat... hopefully a 42" or 48" because wife is only going to let me do this once :-) It was just a huge let down. I was finally going to get to cast *to* the bank, not stand on it.

I think what got under my skin the most is something my grandfather always told me when I was growing up. "A man is only as good as his word".

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent and thanks for reminding me that it's just a minor set back.

To be P.C. Happy holidays and hope you get some cool fishing gear under the tree.

Poolie

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