Hi one day35.
Now haven't you put the cat ( excuse the pun multi hullers ) amongst the pigeons??
I have only been a newbie member
of this forum for a short time.Have been away for a week working and only just got back and saw this post by chance- and boy -what a rip snorter.!!
You certainly got the passions rippling didn't you.?
Also glad to see you didnt cut and run at the end either-a sign of a good person.
Look it's only my 2 cents worth but I noticed you mentioned that you have had 15 boats surveyed.I'm not up on survey
costs but assume around $25-30 a foot.?Thats a lot of trees felled and a bit of the old folding stuff missing from your pockets for those reports.
The people in this forum if asked respectfully ( and I know this for a a fact) give fairly comprehensive,well balanced and free
I just bought a floating 40 ft steel hull
basically that needs a s*** load of blood sweat and tears to even get it looking like a boat.I also looked at FC.I lurked around this forum on the quiet even before I bought my boat which was an on the spot " never going to see this type of deal again so go for it fella" type purchase
In effect I need to know much more than you do as you can at least sail well by the sounds of your adventures so far.
Me -Well ,I am just picking up information and advice as I go,slowly but surely.
What I have picked up though looking from outside the fence here in a way is maybe your frustration, but probably not intended to be conveyed the way it appears.?
Chill it,give all these people a chance to help you and you will reap rewards no surveyor
will give you without charging
you the earth.
Stick around - and use your passion positively.!!