I'd still buy the cheap
32ft I am after (keep your fingers crossed for me that the purchase
pans out, that's far more important for me than any darned lottery), and get everything 'better than new' done to it all at once, rather than over a few years.
While the renovation
was being done, I'd do a few things:
1) buy a small motor
yacht to do the ICW
Great Loop with (should be no problem getting something new off the shelf around 30ft), and sightsee that part of America (as long as DHS don't throw me out early for having too much fun);
2) think about what I want in a custom built boat. I don't think I want to go any bigger than a 36ft monohull
, and I'd probably get Rival Bowman to build it to Lloyds +100 A1
3) as I am now an uncle for the first time in my life (
), I'd help BIL and Sis set up their business, and buy whatever they want in the way of a house and business premises, charge a peppercorn rent, and set up a trust fund for my nephew (peppercorn rent can go into the trust fund), and as nephew had the starter base set of a Scalectrix for Christmas
, a few more sets so he can have an amazing circuit when he's ready for it.
4) there'd be a heck of a party in the local for all the neighbours.
5) I'd set up a Chandlery
network and undercut everybody on the Planet, until people wake TF UP! to how much they are being ripped off (and yeah I'd do wholesale too, so that genuine people can compete). Probably call it NSS (for No S--t Sherlock).
6) once the Chandlery
is set up, I'd do the same with a food
7) then with cars
8 then with motorbikes
9) then we would have to see.
Of course it might help, if I actually bought a Lottery ticket . . . . . .