Hey rLeslie, the boat will be kept in little Washington
at McCotters Marina. Pretty good place to work on a boat and slip fees
are reasonable. Have to bring her up from New Bern, about 75nm, which should be fun. Where's yours located?
SkiprJohn, thanks for the heads up. I have heard few things that could be more true. West Marine
is surely a last resort for me and search Craigslist all the time. Never thought of the RV path though. I will look into that one for sure, may be very fruitful for a good deal.
Paul, my little lady was reading over my shoulder and wondered what the intercom reference was to. Well, says I, a Boatswains Mate of the Watch will rarely get you coffee on his rounds, though a wife is quite a bit better at fetching it. Thats at least what I got from it.
Thanks all, very warm welcome and look foward to gaining info and perhaps imparting some as well.