Yes the passage
to Galveston is more than I trust the boat so I'm having the boat hauled on land to Galveston. Iast two fights on southwest were 110 one way. Add my wife and two kids
, and food
and it'll add up quick.
Trust me, I would love to keep the boat in Florida
. I'm honest with myself and I know that I won't get as much work done nor have the oversight needed with that much distance between.
There's a couple of reasons why I'm approaching the project
in the manner I am and letting a yard do most of the work. One being that I have a business to shore up by putting in systems to keep the business running smoothly in my absence. The other is that I want this refit
done in a year or under. With the right yard I believe things can move along much faster than by myself. I don't want to build boats, I want to sail them. I will be involved and will tackle a list of items while the yard works on there's. I plan to spend a good chunk of time in sailing classes
with others while the boat is being refit
As for the money
issue. I hear the input given and I know where you guys are coming from as my own business works much in the same way as marine
yards. It's all time and material. ALL of my customers have way more money
than their car will sell for after the restoration
or customizing is done. For some it's been in the family
, others it's a desire to have the car they couldn't have when they were younger. Whatever the reason, they get it done, and are thrilled to drive cross country or go to shows. I won't go into anymore detail other than to say that there are countless cars built all through the states (and the world for that matter) that are over 100k in total costs. The cars that win national shows can go up to 500k. None of them let you live aboard with the ones you love and see the world.