Ok, just to set the record straight. The boat has been sold 3 times in the last few months. First of all, my life-long fishing partner called to ask if it was not sold if I would be willing to own it in partnership with him. Since I did not have a deposit or make any promises to anyone, that's what I did. About a month and a half afterwards my friends wife became ill and he asked me if I would return his money. I did so. The second buyer was someone local who promised to drop his deposit off in about a week. He never showed up...couldn't get the financing. The third buyer flew all the way from the West Coast, left a deposit, but eventually decided not to purchase the boat. I have returned his deposit. The boat is now once again under a deposit. Please re-read the post from Reckless 2. He did in fact talk to me about it for a few weeks, but never offered a deposit or committed to purchasing the boat. I am sorry if anyone feels slighted or maligned but, come on guys. This is a business transaction...and one that I hope ends soon.