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Old 30-03-2009, 18:06   #1
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We now have our Cat!

We are now the proud owners of a 2002 Wildcat! (yes we have read all about Bumfuzzled and still found the Wildcat was the boat for us.) The Wildcat is a lot of boat for the money and we made sure to get a good survey. I was begining to believe that I was destined to just surf the net and not sail the sea. All of the information we got through this forum was a great help and I am sure that I will be using the collective wisdom of this forum even more in the future. I will update our profile and post pics soon.
Yipee! We plan to sail her home in a couple of weeks after her bottom job and other repairs are finished
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Old 30-03-2009, 18:24   #2
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Congrats Deby!!! Now go have a great time. Clear skies and following seas, Christian
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Old 30-03-2009, 18:56   #3
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Deby that is superb...where is your boat now? I am happy too
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Old 30-03-2009, 19:16   #4
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Right now she is at Robbie's Boat yard in Key West. They are doing her bottom job and repairing a couple of places in the hulls that were noted in the survey. Freddie (ie the Captian) is staying on board and learing everything he can about the repairs. The guys at Robbies have been great so far and are well respected in the area. WE are very excited and looking forward to the sail home. We are fortunate that the seller is going with us on our trip up the coast. This will be a great help in learning our new to us boat.
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It sounds like everything is coming together for you guys wish you all the best, can you post at least one picture?

Anxious to see her as I love Wildcats
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Congrats!! Cat's are sick!!

I hope to be in your shoes within the next month, except my boat won't quite be in the same class (31-35ft mono).

Hope you enjoy!!
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Old 30-03-2009, 23:32   #7
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Congratulations! How far a sail do you have?
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Wow, congratulations. I am envious but also very happy for you guys. Enjoy!!

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Congratulations! As you know, sailing flat is where it's at!
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Old 31-03-2009, 10:35   #10
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(yes we have read all about Bumfuzzled and still found the Wildcat was the boat for us.) The Wildcat is a lot of boat for the money and we made sure to get a good survey.
I too was thinking the same thing. Although I do think Pat and Ali may have gotten the shaft... It seem Wildcats are a lot of Boat for the money. What other things (besides the hull) did you ensure to over-scrutinize during the survey? Care to elborate?

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Old 31-03-2009, 19:22   #11
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Thanks guys, We are very happy with our choice.
We will be sailing from Key West to St. Marys Georgia where we live. The trip by car is around 550 miles. We are alowing 2 weeks for the trip to take advantage of the sellers expertise of the boat and the area.
When we surveyed the boat we looked very carefully at the hulls and the engines, sails,and overall operating systems. We checked for evidence of leaks and former leaks everywhere ady yes we found that there had been some and we still have a hatch to re seal. There was only one small patch of blisters above the waterline. Those were opened up and fixed today. All in all the comments from guys working on the boat have been very positive and deficets we found on the survey that we are having fixed are turning out to be beter, not worse than we estimated. The dale drives are being repaired and the engines are being serviced. Right now we are on schedule to be able to put her back in the water on Friday and test the repairs. The boat yard has been fantastic and Freddie has learned so much during the repairs. We are counting the days till we can bring her home. Feels a lot like being a new parent. We will post pics as soon as Freddie gets them uploaded.
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