Does the yard allow you to do your own work - like bottom paint - when prep'ing for launch. What is the length of your typical season? Are the hurricane risks less in dry storage versus in the water? Do you have someone keeping an eye on things, or is this part of the arrangement with the yard? I apologize for all of the questions, but the prospect of having a boat in Florida that I can explore with is a very interesting proposition. Thank you for your time and consideration! Bill Kilbridge 650 288 8839
I read your post for Carpe Diem. The Hood 38 is a wonderful boat and I have had the opportunity to charter one in the past. Based on the photos Carpe Diem looks to be a clean and well cared for boat. Despite being on the West Coast, I am interested in learning more about the boat and your current process for remote ownership and sailing. For example, from your post, it sounds like you have a long term dry storage arrangement. How does this work? Do you splash and sail for season then haul out again? If so, what do the financials look like for this? Have you had any security issues with long term dry storage? How long does it take to prep the boat for launch, and then prep for the layup?