Debra Smith sent in this
photo of herself with her
Pom, Simba, and a friend’s
dog, Piper, enjoying a warm
day on Nickajack Lake on
the Tennessee River near
West Coast Dreaming Duane Ericson sent us this picture of his
Passport 40 Wind Drift entering Dana Point, California, with Catalina
Island in the background. David Albert took the picture.
The Hunt Express Motoryacht. Flush deck spaciousness and convenience,
2 and 3 stateroom models with ensuite heads, and a dinghy garage, all on
the legendary Hunt deep-V hull. Ride the sea with confidence and comfort.
Built to order for you in 42’, 52’, 68’and 80’.
Hunt Express Motoryacht Line. 44’, 52’, 68’ and 80’. Sedan or Flybridge.
Shown: Hunt 52
THE PITFALLS OF BOAT-SELLING
You have done your readers a great service with the June/July
article on scams (“If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably
Is”). Last September I ran an ad offering my boat for sale and
got an email offering to buy the boat, sight unseen, at the listed
price, with a wire transfer. Your article is an exact blueprint of this
scam. A little search on my part showed the email had originated
in Germany. I use branch banking, and could not get any defini-
tive information from them on a 100-percent safe way of trans-
ferring funds. Another scam artist offered to buy the boat using
PayPal. I withdrew my boat from the market, as it looked like there
were too many pitfalls out there for someone to sell their boat
without a broker. Bob Gilliam
KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM!
I’ve been devouring boating magazines for years. You name it, I’m a
subscriber. In recent years, most have become skinny and with fewer
informative articles. To the pleasant contrary, BoatU.S. Magazine
has become “fatter” and increasingly packed with more and more
wonderful stuff! Without question, BoatU.S. Magazine has become
my very favorite, and I find myself allowing some of the other sub-
scriptions to expire, without regret. You’re to be commended for
providing the boating public with a consistent wealth of information
and entertainment. Jan M. Dreher