Re: " I don't want to ruin the buying experience with someone wanting to push something I don't like on me."
This won't happen to you, it's just something amusing that I came across not long ago and I thought I'd share it.
We’d started looking at new drift boats and while we were at it, we looked around at the used market too. One day, I came across this absolutely beautiful ( if you like color ) nearly new High Sided aluminum. This thing was pristine and loaded. It’s hard to imagine an option or upgrade that this boat and trailer didn’t have. It was a showroom queen, the boat a dealer might have on hand to promote option packages, etc. My first thought was, “ Boy did they see this guy comin’ “.
Now, this boat was totally wrong for our uses, but I just had to know more. I mean how could a guy buy this thing and not use it enough to scuff it up a little. Turns out he wanted a boat to take his family and dogs out for rows, while camping at mountain lakes.
He never explained how he wound up looking at drift boats or what part the dealer had in his decision. Although once he bought it, he found out pretty quickly how a beautiful dream, can become a bit of a nightmare.
This boat with it’s bluff bow, large sail area, lack of a keel, relatively small footprint, when loaded down with four people, a cooler loaded with ice and picnic goodies, two dogs and whatnot, wasn’t quite what he had in mind when he dreamt back to his boyhood summers in his dads old row boat. Now add an afternoon cross wind, whitecaps and a mile or more of rowing across open water with bored and sunburned wife & kids and two dogs that just won‘t stay put. Two days of that was enough. Up for sale she went.