Well, one of the deck demolition guys saw my old jon boat sitting in the backyard full of leaves and asked if I ever used it. Well, I haven't for 5 years. So he made an offer, I made a counter offer, he made a 3rd, and I didn't care about the difference so we agreed on a price. He got a good deal, but the boat wasn't doing me any good either just sitting around.
So he paid me half as a down-payment and I wrote out a receipt. He came by Sunday with the remaining amount. He's never had a boat before and is retiring this year. Wanted a cheap boat to go fishing in. I sold it "as is" which may get him in trouble. "As Is" was boat, trailer, and an electric motor. Nothing beyond that.
Still, the next morning, I decided I couldn't let the guy drive away with leaves blowing out the back, so I cleaned them out (have I already mentioned all this?) and used the garden hose to blast it as clean as I could.
Good thing, because I found 2 wasp nests in the bait well and they would have been really p*&&ed by all that bouncing on the road home. I killed them, but I did have to dodge the ones who returned to their absent nests later.
So yeah, it was "as is", but I decided to improve the "as is".
I even made sure the boat was still waterproof by filling it up 6" deep in water and waiting a day to see if there were any leaks. There weren't. Draining the boat was impressive, and the shrub behind it appreciated the deep watering..
But it looked OK.
Now I'm deciding which way to go on a new boat. I DO plan to start fishing again. I like stillwater freshwater fishing, so I might go for a squareback canoe (for attaching an electric motor). But there are some slightly fancier boats for getting out on the calmer waters of the Potomac river. I'll wait a while to decide.