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10/15/2021 08:51AM  
So I bought my dream canoe last night! A white Swift Prospector 10 feet long and weighing about 5 pounds. I found it at a random yard sale and couldn’t believe the price -- $44.99! I asked a couple of times if it was $449.90 or $4,499 but the guy insisted it was $44.99. I paid, loaded up the canoe, and got out of there as fast as I could. I was super excited to try it out… but then I woke up and realized my dream canoe was just that. A dream. Sigh.
 
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NorthstarNick
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10/15/2021 10:01AM  
Lol, I was in that boat for years. Finally pulled the trigger on my dream canoe last week. Wasn’t anywhere near the price of a swift prospector, but it was much more than I ever imagined I’d spend on a canoe. I feel moderately guilty, but I guess if there is one item you are going to splurge on in life, it may as well be a canoe lol. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that one day you’ll get your dream canoe!!
 
10/15/2021 12:03PM  
Too kind! But a couple of years ago I scored a good deal on a used Magic (for real) so I'm not exactly sure why I had this dream. Greedy maybe? Or maybe since I haven't canoed in a couple of months due to a strained shoulder tendon it was my subconscious trying to get me back on the water with a lighter boat?

Also, big congrats on your new canoe!!! Have you had a chance to take it out yet?
 
NorthstarNick
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10/15/2021 08:33PM  
definitely understand the itch to get back on the water after being away from it. It’s amazing how our subconscious finds its way into our dreams.

I have yet to get it out on the water. I’m currently planning my first trip with it. Looking to take it out next week. I wanted it’s first time on the water to be in the bwca. The anticipation is killing me lol.
 
tumblehome
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10/15/2021 09:22PM  
Don’t worry,it was only a bad dream. Unfortunately in your dream the yard sale owner almost suckered you out of your money. A 10 foot canoe is like trying to float on a toothpick. You’re lucky it was only a dream, there is no way you can paddle a 10 foot canoe without falling out of it just by stepping into it
 
10/16/2021 08:04AM  
Ha, as I was talking to the guy about the canoe, I was watching my kids do a ropes course/zipline with a pony... it seems I wasn't too concerned about reality ;)
 
10/16/2021 08:20AM  
Not 10 ft but 10.5. Not 5 lbs but less than 25. It is a fun boat on the right water.
 
pswith5
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10/16/2021 03:21PM  
I think my wife thought I was a dream boat. That was many years ago and I've changed a lot since then.
 
jillpine
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10/16/2021 06:34PM  
pswith5: "I think my wife thought I was a dream boat. That was many years ago and I've changed a lot since then."

clever AND cute - the pun, not you....
;)
 
pswith5
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10/16/2021 08:01PM  
I'll take that!
 
10/19/2021 09:35AM  
Those dreams come true at times. I bought this UL Kevlar Malecite at a garage sale years ago for $175
About $300 and some time later and I had this..
Plus, they threw in 2 bent shaft paddles...
 
10/19/2021 05:28PM  
cowdoc: "Those dreams come true at times. I bought this UL Kevlar Malecite at a garage sale years ago for $175
About $300 and some time later and I had this..
Plus, they threw in 2 bent shaft paddles..."

What a deal!! I think my best ever garage sale find was a really dirty Le Creuset enameled dutch oven for $5. A little bit of soap and Bar Keepers Friend and a lot of elbow grease later I had a brand new looking $400 pot. Doesn't paddle too well though ;)
 
10/19/2021 05:39PM  
pswith5: "I think my wife thought I was a dream boat. That was many years ago and I've changed a lot since then."
LOL!!
 
NotLight
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10/19/2021 07:01PM  
I bought my black gold magic in about 1998. If I do the math on what I could sell it for, it's cost me about $44.99 per year. Worth it. But if I had spent the $2000 on Apple stock instead, or even put it in an index fund, then maybe not so much. Choices.
 
Snorty
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10/22/2021 04:07PM  
If you had invested in Enron, just saying!
 
Snorty
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10/22/2021 04:09PM  
Happy I spent some money on my prism.
 
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