9 months and counting for our search for the right boat. Money
sits in the bank. We are getting stressed... Where is our boat?
I suppose if we had and endless pool of money
the quest would be far easier. But we have a budget
and I guess you could call our search a search for a good offshore pocket cruiser
We thought we almost had it with a lovely little Rawson
. However, it failed the survey
miserably as the current
owner neglected it so much... that almost everything on board was in need of repair, except the hull
... that just needed the sea-life removed and a fresh coat of bottom paint
So we continue our search... and one after another each boat we look at doesn't cut it for one reason or another. Mainly because they require too many repairs
or just doesn't fit our offshore
criteria. We want a full keel
, and we want to beable to carry lots of fuel
. The hull
should be solid, the mass sturdy, the engine
in good working order, no leaks
, no rot
, no excesive water
in the bildge...
We see another boat, that makes us think.... this could be the one! finally our search is over. A custom 35' pilothouse sloop
that has sailed from Alaska
. Holds 100 gallons of fuel
and 55 gallons of water! Dry inside, looks good.... one problem... the hull has been rebuilt Fibreglass over wood planking. And everything we hear about Fibreglass over wood planking sucks...
I don't really have a question. Just wondering where our boat is?