Dear Rich and Crystal, if I may....would it not be prudent to sit down at dinner with a bottle of beer
or wine and talk this out? Sometimes when we try to do to much too quickly it can blow up in our faces. I am suggesting a 'time-out"....a breather from the crucible you are being ground up in.
here is what an outsider sees...
1. you are relocating to a new area to live. That in itself is a big undertaking. Finding the right house, the right location, the right finances...it is stressful
2. You are both starting new jobs. A new job can be dicey enough. What is being asked of you in your employment
? What is the structure of management? What is your supervisor or manager's personality fit with you? Multiply that times two since two of you are starting new jobs.
a boat is one of the hardest things in the world to do...I put it right up there with picking a companion.
So, would it not be a better situation ...to get everything done correctly...to knock the dominoes down one by one? How about putting this purchase
on hold? Yes, you might not get her back? Do you really believe this is a once in a lifetime boat opportunity? Get your housing set up first. Settle in. Get a sense of the "lay of the land". Build contacts...explore the terrain...survey ...survey....
Get your jobs down pat. Understand your work
commitments and your interpersonal relationships with management. it is key. What if they are jerks...or you or her are not a good fit?
Once you have these two major things under your belt...then pound the turf and find your boat. By then you will understand dockage rates...seasonal issues...contacts...who is who...who is trustworthy...who is slime.
is worth what you paid for it. But this is good advice
and I am sure many members of this forum would say it is sound advice. If you buy this boat and have job issues...distance issues...dockage issues...seasonal issues...it is a huge financial undertaking you are undertaking. You think buying
a boat is tough....???? Try selling one without losing you arse....
I wish only the best for you two. I am not trying to throw a wet blanket on your dreams. I am just saying...get your pieces in place...understand your situation....then pounce. My deepest respects...alan