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Old 08-24-2017, 10:22 AM
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Divorce, maybe

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For those thinking of moving to CT.

HARTFORD (Reuters) - Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state.

Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord.

State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy's executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years.

Among the wealthiest in the United States, Connecticut has been strained by already high taxes, outmigration, falling revenues and $50 billion of unfunded pension

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For those thinking of moving to CT.

HARTFORD (Reuters) - Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state.

Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord.

State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy's executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the next two years.

Among the wealthiest in the United States, Connecticut has been strained by already high taxes, outmigration, falling revenues and $50 billion of unfunded pension

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKCN1B318N

Proving once again the wisdom of socialism.

Actually my son and I talked last night and he informed me of this.
He also suggested that he may well move back to MO. Thereby trashing my plans for living there on a boat in summer and his house in winter.


"Could I come this fall and finish laying his hardwood floors?"

He needs to get it done if he wants to sell the house.

One thing I noticed about getting older. It seems you actually have less spare time.
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Proving once again the wisdom of socialism.

Actually my son and I talked last night and he informed me of this.
He also suggested that he may well move back to MO. Thereby trashing my plans for living there on a boat in summer and his house in winter.

"Could I come this fall and finish laying his hardwood floors?"

He needs to get it done if he wants to sell the house.

One thing I noticed about getting older. It seems you actually have less spare time.
Amen on that "spare time" thing!
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Back tot the hunt for a boat, I have been researching, viewing and inspecting boats as a fulltime hobby. Folders full of inspections, surveys and boat specifications and reviews. The conflict is live-aboard or weekend fun. I found two boats that met my dreams at either end and have become the measurement standard.


An O'Day 39 built after 1984 or a Tanzer 29 respectively.
http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983...s#.WrWQK3mWy01
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?CLASS_ID=1206

There are French built versions, vertically clones under the Brand name Jeaneau but they are priced out of my budget. The wife has said NO! NO, Hell NO! to both the O'Day and the Tanzer.

Yesterday she, the wife, found a 1987 Jeaneau (priced below the Tanzer) at Lake Stockton, Western MO. To my surprise she exclaimed, "That's the one!" She had no idea they, Jeaneau and Tanzer, were virtually the same boat.
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?CLASS_ID=1471
https://www.jeanneauamerica.com/en/b...9-sun-light-30


We go to survey it Tuesday March 27th. It is in the water and ready to go.

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Well, we went to Lake Stockton today in the pouring rain to view and survey the latest boat selection. A Jeaneau 30 footer. Boat looked great in the slip and is exactly what we wanted. The harbor was awesome and, whilst waiting for the sales rep, we spent the afternoon getting acquainted with staff.

Then we opened the boat and found it full of water. Apparently one of the side ports leaked badly and water was just dripping in for days. It was only up to the sole plate but that meant the engine room basin was under water and engine oil would be spread throughout the floor of the boat.

Oops!


Some teak was also severely damaged. About $5K to fix the leaks and replace parts. I made a reduced offer to take the boat NOW and get started on salvage before the damage was severe and permanent. But it was rejected.

If they don't haul out and fix right away, we will walk away.

The sad thing is Cathy still wants the boat. So now instead of talking her into the boat, I may have to talk her out of it.We will see but it looks grim.

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Okay. The Jeaneau 30 seller won't budge so we are moving on. To,,,,;


This one.




35 foot Erickson MKII

Heat and AC, Full galley. Displaces almost 12,000 lbs, All teak and mahogany below.

.... a proper boat.

Survey next Saturday. Cash in hand. I hope we can close.

I will be working in Springfield Mo this summer. So this will be my live-aboard home.
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Good. Glad you moved on. The other one sounded like it could turn into an expensive venture.
This one looks very nice. Great condition outside.
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Good. Glad you moved on. The other one sounded like it could turn into an expensive venture.
This one looks very nice. Great condition outside.
The other one was faster and with more modern lines. This model is more traditional. And likely more seaworthy.
Here is a link for some details and inside shots
http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/45313

Seller is anxious, and we have already inspected the outside of the boat . So far so good.
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The deed is done. islander Bahamas 30 footer.

Like this one






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