After almost a year of planning and daydreaming...
Killing myself getting the house ready to sell, biting my nails and panicing for months waiting for the house to sell, going insane for three weeks waiting for closing, and then finding a boat.... and finally...
WE DID IT!
Our New Boat:
1977 Newport Mark II Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
We motored into our slip yesterday afternoon without incident... (we are extreme novices, never sailed, or operated a boat this large before)
We are waiting for our liveaboard
application to be processed before we can move aboard... one more week at the inlaws
The previous owner spent over $25k on it in the last 7 years, including a new head/holding tank/plumbing, new cushions
, dripless shaft, some engine
work, etc. And it is extremely clean!
Our plans include:
Cold plate conversion for icebox
building a bunkbed out of the stbd setee
replacing those awful curtains
I am also considering adding a third house battery
and either a solar
or wind generator
So we are ready to move aboard!