Originally Posted by Sunspot Baby
Darn boats get their hooks in you don't they?
That SEEMS to be the case!
We looked at two different boats yesterday.
They are boat older, trailer boats.
We're stuck in Colorado for now... and want to sail, so we're gonna probably buy something soon.
The other day I saw a suggestion... "But one you can write a check for".
One of these makes it just slightly out of my price
The other... no problem and a little extra for some fixin' up... mostly replacing some items inside, cushions
, and a little wood working (which I can do, and have supplies aplenty in my garage work shop)
Of course, being the kind of electronics
guy I am... all the wiring
is getting redone, and moved. I don't like the idea of a gas tank sitting within a couple of feet of batteries and open wiring
and the like.
Those things don't mix at all....
So... this evening, after my First Mate gets home from work we go over all the stuff we've looked at the last few weeks and decide what we're going to buy, then make an offer.
The only issue I have with the one I'm strongly interested in, is the distance... it's 180 miles away, over a mountain pass. That means either I need to get him to meet me half way or deliver it, or I have to borrow a bigger vehicle with a larger engine
to make SURE I get over that pass.
The pass is 12,000 feet up and even though my jeep will tow it no problem, going up and then back down the other side of that pass is questionable to me.
12,000 feet is a very, very long drop if you lose your brakes you know!
(Besides, I want to SAIL, not FLY!)