Congratulations and my condolences to you on now being cat owners!
For years I wanted a catamaran
, and for four years now have been in love with Vinga, even tho' she's the biggest pain in the neck all too often. I've had such joy, and such pain because of this ownership!
And you will be still learning
things about your boat forever. I'm still just a beginner, after four years onboard, at knowing what's what.
Try to watch everything that anyone does for you. KEEP A DAILY LOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot tell you how important this is! You will be looking back at how and when things were fixed, where you were, and what happened. Other boats, and their owner's names. Keep another log of parts
numbers, sizes, dealers, and etc. Write down every detail of everything that you can think of.
And, I've just learned to take photos of everything. Get a digital camera
, and get a BIG memory card to go with it. Mine's good for 400 photos. The pictures are priceless. Of wiring
, the engines, the installations, everything. Oh, and I do take pictures of Mr. Kitty when he's napping on my laundry
with a big smile on his little face.