Friday, August 29, 2014

Open to Offers for ‘Minnow’, My Paradox Sailboat
















This won’t come as a surprise to some of you, but I’ve decided to put ‘Minnow’ up for sale. I feel I am no longer able to undertake the sort of ‘voyaging’ in small boats that I have so much enjoyed throughout my life. All this summer ‘Minnow’ has been languishing in my garage accumulating dust. The forecast for the second half of next week is for a lovely, warm spell of weather, but I have no desire for being afloat.

I would far rather have another, perhaps a younger person make use of ‘Minnow’. Therefore I’m open to reasonable offers for the sale of the boat, complete with her Honda outboard, gear and trailer. A good offer will secure the lot, including the Autohelm and GPS. She’s ready to go, with charts, tinned foods and fuel for the engine.

If you are genuinely interested and have cash, please contact me by phone at 07588288060.

This is a chance of a lifetime, because Paradox sailboats seldom come onto the market.

11 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Bill - can't say I'm surprised, but still a shame - best of luck with the sale, and hope your mojo returns sufficiently to see you back on the water (in some/any capacity) soon....

John said...

Bill,
My son and I bought a new boat just 3 weeks ago, otherwise I'd be knocking on your door with a fistful of readies.
I'm so sorry - such a shame.

John

Stowey said...

Am I right that she is in Essex?

William Serjeant said...

Stowey,

You are right. She is at Hockley.

Cheers,
Bill.

Stowey said...

She looks very enticing but a long way from Somerset. I will have to think about making the journey.

William Serjeant said...

Stowey,

Before making any decision to come, I suggest you think things through thoroughly. Is she really the boat for you? Have a chat with me first to answer any questions you may have. There are options to consider: buying her fully equipped with everything ready to go, including charts and food; buying her as above, but without her trailer, or buying her without the engine, Autohelm, and GPS. For each option there is a different acceptable minimum offer. It would be up to you to make an offer for one of the options.

Cheers,
Bill.

richard green said...

Hello Bill, as has already been remarked, I'm not suprised that you're selling 'Minnow', but dissappointed for you all the same.
I'm very interested in Minnow, and in the Paradox genre as a whole, and will be contacting you later with a view to at least giving her a good look over.

William Serjeant said...

Richard,

Take care; she is a siren. Before you know it, you have parted with your money, and you are under her spell for forever!!

I can think of worse fates.

Of course, you will be very welcome to see her, but remember what happened to David after he saw Bathsheba.

Cheers,
Bill.

richard green said...

Hello Bill, haha, I love your way with words. hopefully, when I'vve got the minutiae of Saturday out of the way, I'll be free to come and pay you a visit, it'll be good to meet you as well.

Paul Mullings said...

Bill,as others have said, sorry to read of your devision to sell Minnow. However I am sure it will have come with some relief to finally make it,I know you have struggled for some time to come to terms with your lack of enthusiasm.
Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours and the continued writing and posting of your entertaining and informative blog.
Cheers
Paul

Patrick said...

Very sorry to hear it. I have enjoyed reading about your sailing exploits so I hope this won't be the end of them.

We know you have put all your experience and your heart into improving that boat - that is something beyond price. Whatever she sells for, someone will be getting a bargain.