Buying the Perfect Boat©

Written by Valerie Giles

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The information that was posted besiderepparttar boat looked very promising. Justrepparttar 144448 right length. Justrepparttar 144449 right age. We had already agreed that this boat make was good quality. An inflatable dinghy with motor and seawise electric lifting system was also included. The boat also had a GPS and allrepparttar 144450 trimmings. Butrepparttar 144451 price, could it be correct? It seemed a bit low for this particular yacht. You guessed it! The twin engine system was gas, not diesel. This wasrepparttar 144452 reason forrepparttar 144453 excellent price.

We thought that we had foundrepparttar 144454 perfect boat! In fact we had except for one very expensive item. For those of you who own your own boat, you can related torepparttar 144455 expense of a gas engine yacht. Gas engines are fast and great for skiing and lake touring in small boats, but onrepparttar 144456 ocean and in a large yacht,repparttar 144457 cost can be prohibitive. (Note: Recently diesel prices and gas prices have moved closer together.)

So once again, our search begins in earnest. And once again, there are no boats for sale. Or is that just our take onrepparttar 144458 situation? Surelyrepparttar 144459 boat for us is just out there waiting to be discovered!

Valerie Giles owns and operates Boats, Anchors and More a boating resource site featuring boat accessories, fishing lure manufacturers and inflatable boats. Everything you need for the boating season.

Rare Depression Glass Pieces

Written by Murray Hughes

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Ruby Flower Center Flying Lady Bowl

The story surroundingrepparttar origins ofrepparttar 144388 Flying Lady bowl makes owningrepparttar 144389 piece that much more interesting – and makesrepparttar 144390 piece more valuable! In Ohio, whererepparttar 144391 Cambridge Glass Company called home, glassworkers visited a traveling circus that had come into town. A beautiful lady performer, a German trapeze artist, so amazedrepparttar 144392 glassworker/circus visitors, that they designed a mold in her honor. Flying Lady bowls come in several types of glass and patterns with prices usually inrepparttar 144393 $400 range, depending upon their condition. But repparttar 144394 Queen Mother of this set – calledrepparttar 144395 Statuesque series – lies withrepparttar 144396 ruby, flower-centered Flying Lady bowl. This precious piece garners upward of $2000 and more when found in mint condition. An interesting side note about this piece: When ministers visited those of their flock who ownedrepparttar 144397 Flying Lady bowl, they were sparedrepparttar 144398 vision of her nudity. Parishioners made sure she had been safely – and discreetly – tucked away during visits fromrepparttar 144399 preacher!

These are just a few ofrepparttar 144400 Depression Glass era’s most sought-after pieces, but many more remain to raiserepparttar 144401 eyebrows of evenrepparttar 144402 most deep-pocketed glass collectors. Some of these pieces can only be found in Depression Glass museums or, as mentioned, in private collections. But some – albeit a tiny few – still remain out there somewhere, just waiting for some incredibly lucky finder to discover them.

Could that lucky person be you? You’ll never know unless you try, so get to hunting!

Until next time,

Murray Hughes

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