ok - so a lot has happened since i last posted...
we drove around the entire seattle
area, looking for a single
place to dock
. needless to say, we couldn't find one. this just isn't the area for such a boat, there aren't many around, and as such, the marinas
simply don't have a big supply of slips (most places we'd have to wait for an endcap, and i was quoted 10 - 15 year waits on average).
so, we told the owners we couldn't buy it, and they've moved on to florida
. the boat was pulled out of the water
, and is being stored at Dagmars in Everett. they even lowered their price
significantly, but it was never the price
that was the problem for us...
so on that front - if any of you are interested in this boat, i can get your their email
and you can contact them.
we've started looking at monohulls (not such a bad thing - that tri wouldn't have been much faster with the weight we'd have on board, and we'll get a lot more options for places to dock)
i've got a whole other host of questions about another boat we're looking at now - but i'll start posting
those to the monohull
thanks for all your input - i'll see ya's over in the monohull