What’s a boat worth?

Over at a forum, which seems to be inhabited by those who know the cost of everything and the value of nothing, there seems to be much discussion about the asking price of Lin and Larry Pardey’s Taleisin. It got me thinking…

First off, I just do not understand where the whole “wood boats are awful” vibe comes from or the ill-conceived logic that any older wood boat is an “old junker”.

Secondly, I can’t help but get the feeling that those who begrudge Lin and Larry getting fair market value (whatever that turns out to be) for their boat would feel the same when it comes time for them to sell their own boat (or armchair)…

Of course, lots of people like to trash talk others behind people’s backs and tell you how to live your life. This is why keeping a low profile makes sense these days for everyone and, even more so, if you’re not in lockstep with what most people think is the one true path.

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