Classic big ketch give away

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by watchkeeper, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    I'm posting for advice from any members that can provide assistance with this project.

    A colleague of mine owns a timber (carvel plank) ketch he wishes to gift it to an organization for introducing young people to the pleasure and responsibility of sailing and sail training.

    The ketch rebuilt with all new equipment in 2006 will need a minor hull refit before going into service and shipping to the final destination.

    Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated, please pm or post replies.
  2. TeddyDiver
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  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Whilst at first thought donating a boat is kind it may well not be. They may be stuck with a boat they cant afford to repair.

    Just park it at the side of the road with FREE written on it.
  4. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    Frosty, with all due respect I would appreciate you taking your inane remarks on this occassion and buggering off unless you have something positive/informative to contribute
  5. Rapelapente
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    What size is the ketch?
  6. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    Thanks TD, I sent them an email requesting advice

    25mt sparred LOA
    22m LOD
    Beam 6m
    Lightship 47tonnes
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    You've not done this before have you. With all due respect you cant give crap away as you will no doubt find out in the very near future. There is informative advise but you cant see that iether.

    Your brutal honesty is refreshing and here is some for you--its a dumb idea and shows little understanding. Whats these poor kids done to you.

    If some kid is hurt on its first day !!!!! who delivers it? who's going to pay for that? ---think!!!
  8. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    I'm quite well aware of responsibility and the exposure that goes with gifting, have you gifted a high value asset.

    I've 20yrs at senior level project managment that incl. being responsible for budgeting other peoples monies building their $30m to $50m yachts and spent equal amount of time managing my own UK and Aus marine companies.

    There are also legal people that draft up contracts, agreements and waivers to protect those that gift or otherwise assets that contain exposure.

    As the saying goes and applies to you Frosty at 60yrs 'dont try to teach your senior's how to suck eggs'
  9. Rapelapente
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    Rapelapente New Member

    This size could fit our needs.
    Where is she and where can we have more infos about her.
  10. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    We would appreciate information about your organization and what it offers, members, directors and affiliations to evaluate what contribution is offered youth.

    Please pm your details and email address, I will fwd you details of the vessels and current location in return we require you to send a formal expression of interest with the above details.

  11. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    There you go!!! that was a lot more civil than your first reply wasnt it?

    Of course your just wonderful --I havent done anything with my life infact I don't even work.

    I don't remember asking for your resume though,--Oh well.
  12. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    Frosty, do take your cynical but not very humurous self to the local watering hole and get pissed, tell lies, vomit, be a Brit and leave the real world to those who still live in it, haven't slunk off to hide out in kiddie fiddler land
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  13. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Dear oh dear are you constipated. What a awful reply from some one that thinks so highly of themselves.

    I dont consider your yawl to be a high value gift. A high risk might be more appropriate description .

    I would not let you give it to me.

    I don't tell lies -- or embellish,--I would have thought that "should" have been obvious to you by now.
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    BPL Senior Member

    Have you seen it? How can you pretend to reach a valuation with so little information?

  15. watchkeeper

    watchkeeper Previous Member

    Your now being a silly old manm merely showing senile arrogance while deliberately dissembling a post with a charitable objective - the purely mean spirited and spiteful behaviour of a frustrated out of touch senior citizen.

    Do you know the difference between a yawl rig and ketch, while making an assumption about a vessel you have never seen, haven't been invited to view and certainly would never be offered.

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