CL Hall of Shame Contender

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CL Hall of Shame Contender

https://nwga.craigslist.org/for/d/chattanooga-older-windsurf-sup-board/7146965052.html

This is in that rarefied group of CL listings that's so bad that it's good.

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Windsurf board or stand up paddle (SUP) board with sail, sail pole, handrail & accessories in used condition. Minor wear and tear. Accessories included. I’m unsure if it has all accessories needed or not. Should make a fine stand up paddle board if you didn't want to mess with the windsurf accessories.

A new setup like this costs around $1200-$2000: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS586US894&tbm=shop&sxsrf=ALeKk01dNwVhevagQEneph9nHq0LTwKMNw:1592854614061&q=windsurf+board+with+sail&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1r8zrlZbqAhXLRjABHUhkDwEQBQiaBSgA&biw=1128&bih=609

$200 here.

Cracked and waterlogged plastic hull? Check
Tie-on boom and mast of fiberglass from a recycled 1962 row boat? Check
Possibly missing parts that haven't been made since 1983? Check
Remaining parts incompatible with any recent board? Check
Comparing broken down 50 lb board to modern composite construction board as basis for price? Check

Just a sampling of the pics of this horror show

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Re: CL Hall of Shame Contender

So he is offering $200 to haul it off?

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Re: CL Hall of Shame Contender
moredownhaul wrote:

So he is offering $200 to haul it off?

Provided you get a certificate from the EPA saying you disposed of it in full compliance with all environmental regs?

Added a pic of the "slot box" fin box. Not to be confused with a modern slot box.

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Last night while in bed I was thinking I might have been too harsh. Today, looking again at the multiple cracks in the board, I don't. The sail is worth a few bucks but the rest of this is just a nightmare.

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Re: CL Hall of Shame Contender

If this is what they pass off as "minor wear and tear" on Craig's List for a windsurf board, I'd hate to think what you might find described as a "Hot Date" in the Personals section..........

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: CL Hall of Shame Contender

what is this guy describing as 'handrail'? The board comes with a handle to carry it to the dumpster? That is handy ?
Or is he seriously referring to the boom?

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Re: CL Hall of Shame Contender
kaikimmel wrote:

what is this guy describing as 'handrail'? The board comes with a handle to carry it to the dumpster? That is handy ? Or is he seriously referring to the boom?

You know, the handrail. The handrail. The thing that ties onto to the pole. That handrail. Lol

(Yeah, I'm thinking the boom.)

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Re: CL Hall of Shame Contender

Is it foil ready?

Bill Herderich

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windlord wrote:

Is it foil ready?

Yes, perfectly suitable target for practicing your lunges.

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