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.