My name is Ed,
And none of you people really have a problem, all I hear is oh my boat is so many feet long and has 4billion amps of solar
power and 39 coats of bottom paint
, 21 batteries, a full size fridge, 6 burner stove, navy
system and a former engine
off a PT boat.
I on the other hand think I may be in serious trouble and can not seem to be taken seriously. I don't even have my boat yet (though I know exactly what Im getting) yet the other day I drove 3 hours to Deale MD (yea find that on a map) to look at several boats. The sick part is I had no appointment with a broker I just walked around all the yards looking at boats. At one point a broker approached me and offered to show me a few boats. "OH I get to go inside, show me the way".
He must have seen the giant "sucker" sign on my back that I forgot to remove before leaving home, have to remember that in the future. Now remember I know which type and model of boat im going to buy, BUT the broker sensing a weak soul showed me what I now think was the boat he found drifting decks awash in the bay after a typhoon and though to make a quick buck on.
So aboard we go and even I with the smallest amount of knowledge can see the rotten interior
wood and the blistered bottom, the spongy deck
with 8420 hours on it. BUT BUT BUT my problem kicks in and I start thinking "hey I can do woodwork" and "how hard can it be to cut up some deck
and replace" and "I can probably redo the bottom of the boat on a saturday afternoon right after I rebuild
the engine that morning".
Luckily my wife called at that time and asked where I was. So as soon as I told my wife I was out looking for a valve for the bathroom sink, I cut my visit with the broker short and rushed off. UH OH, as I was almost out of the small town I spotted a West Marine
store and pulled in. (I have a problem remember?) I finally walked out of there after I had spent $240 on items I want for my new boat, which if you remeber I do not have yet. And where will I hide these items from my wife ?
I need help and have nowhere to turn.