decisions?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by CHRI$, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    england
    before i got into motorhomeing i used to own a canal boat,used to love pottering down the canal at weekends,used it lot's,use to go fishing off it most night's in the summer,but alway's wanted a narrow boat,well yesterday i was talking to a buddy of mine from my canal day's,and he was telling me about a narrow boat that is for sale,so off we goes and look's,and true anough there she is a 50 footer partly finished trad built boat at the right price:thumb:,needs a lot of work to finish,but nothing i cant do,and sat out the water,which makes life a lot easy'r,as i can drive right up to it:thumb:
    the only problem iv got is i must sell the motorhome to finance it,something that fran aint happy about,but if i buy the boat and finish it use it for a year or two,i could always sell it and come back to motorhomes later?but the wife aint convinced,she think's il buy it do it up and keep it for ever,and she know's me better than anyone,im going to have to make a dicision,before the end of the week and then if i decide to buy it put a deposit down till the motorhome is sold,just got to convince the wife:Doh:a harder task than you think.:boxing:
    i could just buy it,do it up and sell it straight on a make a few 1000's on it,and buy a even better motorhome in about a year,finished it could could sell for 45/48 grand but cost me half of that to buy and compleat.
    realy its a no brainer,but the wife is of the mind i would just keep it:RollEyes:
     
  2. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,877
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I would buy it and tow the Motorhome behind it on an A frame, sorted..:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 6
  3. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    england
    to buy it and finance the work i would have to sell the motorhome,but if i convince the wife that while i was doing the work ,she would see very little of me,she might just go for it:Rofl1:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. jenny and mitch

    jenny and mitch Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    1,564
    Location:
    Bungay Suffolk
    Buy it, do it up and sell it and get another motorhome AND pocket some cash to fund the round Europe trips. Simples. Mitch. BUT, promise your lady and be true to your word.....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. callumwa

    callumwa Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    4,517
    Location:
    Tyne & Wear, sometimes..
    You got to weigh it all up...... pros and cons.......



    and be careful of all those gas attacks on canal boats whilst the boats are moored up, and the occupants are asleep!:RollEyes:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    england
    the problem is the wife know's just how much i love boat's,iv had seven boats in the past,bought cheap and all of them sold on at a good profit:thumb:
    as for driveing around Europe that a big nono:Eeek:i hate driveing anywere:Doh:
    put me on a boat and im a cool dude:thumb:sometimes:Eeek:
     
  7. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,541
    Likes Received:
    25,665
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    I would think about each aspect carefully. Do a project analysis. Calculate every financial possibility and plan for problems. Factor in delays caused by outside forces and once I have weighed up all the angles, I would go ahead and do exactly what my wife wanted me to do.

    JJ
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,420
    Likes Received:
    34,444
    Location:
    kent
    You obviously love boating so I would go for it.

    Just tell your wife you have made a decision.

    Works every time for me...not:thumb:
     
  9. veevee

    veevee Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    964
    Likes Received:
    540
    Location:
    Essex / central France
    So does Fran prefers a motorhome as against spending leisure time working and living on an unfinished boat, or just prefer motorhomes.

    Are you drawn back to boats because you don't have one now or because you made a mistake moving from boats to motorhomes?

    Don't get me wrong as something similar happened to us just over a week ago.

    About 10 days ago we were in Holland visiting friends and spent a day at a nearby town of Zwolle. It's a smashing place to visit with lots of tradtional but not touristy things to see and do.
    For us the best thing is the canal ring right around the old town as we can look at the antique Dutch barges (we lived on one for 5 years).

    Then we saw what was the closest thing to a perfect barge for us and it had a 'For Sale' sign on it plus web address. We got very very excited as boats in Holland are cheaper than buying in the UK and France, we started to dream of how we could balance a holiday home in France, newly aquired MH and a barge, it really excited both of us, and to me the key word was both.

    Anyway, getting back to a computer that evening saw the price which was for us prohibitive, that saved the day or maybe our sanity.

    Guess Fran is more important than either the MH or NB, maybe an agreed solution will be the best?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  10. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    england
    fran was born into a working boat family,spent the first few years of her life living on a 72 foot narrow working boat,her family have connections with the waterways upto this present day,the dixon's,the skinners,and the boswells,but fran would never return to living on a boat,but would be happy holidaying on boats,as she always was:thumb:sailing pub to pub eating out all the time:thumb:
    as for fran working on a boat:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    as you say!an agreed solution is what is needed:thumb:as long as she agree's with me:thumb:
     
  11. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Hi Chris, if your van is worth anything like the 24k you say you need to buy and fit out the boat,why not do both,settle for a old M/H around the 4k mark and do the boat for 20k instead of 24-you can miss a couple of things out and add them when funds are available or once nearly complete then sell the cheapo M/H-IT WILL GIVE YOU SOMEWHERE TO HAVE A CUPPA ETC WHILE WORKING ON THE BOAT :thumb: AND possibly satisfy both parties with the odd night away :BigGrin: You don't need to be the poshest M/H on site to still enjoy :Wink:
    terry
     
  12. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    england
    you are right:thumb:
    when i said buy a better motorhome,i thought as i was typing is there better or just newer more fancy?
    i aint no snob,im happy with the one i got,and have no need to have the poshest M/h on any site,but the boat is calling me to finish it:Sad:
    if i buy the boat it will have to be right,when i finish it,and the sale of the motorhome would not cover the cost of buying it,yet alone finishing it,that would be an ongoing project:thumb:
     
  13. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,421
    Likes Received:
    25,078
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    It certainly is, you don't like driving. Sorted.
     
  14. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    :BigGrin: Just trying to keep the peace :Rofl1::Wink:
    I am in a similar boat :Smile: I want to do another S/build but she is happy with what we have :Sad:and she won't let me spend money on something she says we do not need :BigGrin:I keep telling her it would be newer but she says nothing wrong with this one :Doh:
    Guess who is winning this one :Sad:
    terry
     
  15. pablomc

    pablomc Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    860
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Co. Durham
    Lads you are going about this all wrong. You need to make the Mrs think it was her idea, sorted. :Wink:
     
  16. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Wife is neither dumb or blonde :Wink:
    terry
     
  17. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,421
    Likes Received:
    25,078
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    PX time.
     
  18. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Better the devil you know :BigGrin:
    terry
     
  19. CHRI$

    CHRI$ Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Location:
    england
    fran was home for dinner,i put it past her again,i wont tell you what she said:Eeek:
    ok i will.
    "if you want it? go buy it but you aint selling the motorhome":Doh:
    "and you can go live on it":Eeek:
    so it's looking like i need to turn on the charm:thumb:
     
  20. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    You need to know/learn when you are beaten :thumb:
    terry
     
Loading...

Share This Page