And I understand the whole, A boaters only happy when they buy the boat and sell the boat moto, but for what we were looking for in regards to boats made this a decent choice. We didn't get the boat for free per say but from what others have said..1500 was a good price
for this boat.
My father thought about getting diesels to replace the gas but the original engines we found and were going to trade
for, ended up being a bust. So I think I am stuck with gas engines for a while. Plus this spring time we still have to pull them ( we flooded them with oil
( I think ) after the sink and still have to rebuild
them. But dad can do those things pretty much in his sleep.
The boat did have a small leak when we got her but apparently it was just a seal issues that dad had to fix and since than her hull
has been completely dry. I do have some pretty wicked sump pumps in the front/back that I have never heard go off since we fixed the leak. They do have alarms though we tested it one time and haven't heard them sense. ( good thing!!! )
But don't worry, I am the kind of person who is over worried. I have routines every week that go along with my car. I check the battery's, my trickle charge , I open up hatches to look for water, I go up to the top to check on the canvas
covering the gear
on the pilot house. Etc etc. Its nerve wracking. More than I ever did for the older boat I lived on!
Boat Poker: "These boats are not capable of blue water or even coastal cruising, they are fair weather lake or quiet river boats which perform best tied to the dock."
I messed up my quote so I just made one. The boat having a weak hull
is kind of what I feared. But my plans for her aren't much. After we get the engines done this spring, We are going to test her out in the Potomac
to see how she fairs and drives. ( we live in Va right on the water and can see Maryland
from the beach. ) And than once I feel confident, Take a maybe two day cruise
to st. Clements island and up to the battle ship coves for some fishing
, partying, swimming, etc with friends. After that its back to port until next year where I may do it all over again.
My biggest trip or question I guess would be if she could make it to DC/ Baltimore
? I may be transferring to a four year to finish my education degree in a year or so and am thinking on living on the boat while up there. I have a dog that doesn't do well in room share circumstances and it would be better if I just have a place to myself. (Cant leave him. Parents would go insane trying to handle his energy and food
phobias. Trust me..two days is all it takes for them to call me to skype with him just to calm him down.
But than. I could always sell the boat and buy a RV with the money. Though, Not sure where I would find RV parks in DC near metro stations.
I haven't even began to think about the college in DC so all of this is still up in the air of possibilities.