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Interesting, they sure did not sound that way when the called and asked for a copy of the rigging survey. I guess I could have told them I changed my mind about having one. But I was busy working and did not think fast enough. Actually, I did not think about it at all, I just sent it in. Part of the learning experience of being a first time boat buyer.
Lesson learned and again congrats! Hope you have an awesome summer sailing!!!

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As Jody states ..Having the rigging survey may give them more things to require you to have replaced or repaired in order to insure you ( They will usually bind coverage and give you X amount of days to prove the repairs if you bought the boat already) But once they agree to cover you it dosent matter what fails, if it causes a legitimate claim you are covered..

They pretty much follow the surveyors recomendations to the letter..so as long as you do thoes things ( and I would have it professionally done by a yard and show billing paid in full for all of it... no DIY on this stuff ) they will honer their bound coverage with very little question if any...FWIW Boat US is awesome to deal with...
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bringing the new boat home

Congratulations on your new boat. You appear to have found the right boat for the right place at the right time. I strongly urge you to sail your new boat home rather than having it trucked home. It may well cost more than the estimate you have gotten from the trucking firm. It clearly will take much longer. You bought the boat to enjoy being on the water. This may well be the best time you will ever spend on your boat. Perhaps the prior owner would go the first part of the way with you, if you paid his expenses returning home. The opportunity to learn more about the boat from the PO would be invaluable. There have been a couple of posts here who indicated they might make part of the trip with you. That amounts to having a guide for that part of the trip. Even if you spend most of the trip motoring down the ICW, you will gather a treasure chest of memories. This is an opportunity you really should take advantage of.
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my boat buying experience

All,
Thanks for your congratulations and yes I do plan to sail the boat south. I have had several offers both on Sailnet and neighbors and friends from NC to help take the boat south. So I am sure I will have help one way or the other. However, it will be an extended trip as I do want to get some time with the PO and that may require staying in the CT area awhile. Fortunately, we have family in MA (about an hour away), so we don't have to outfit the boat to live on it, right now. We also have friends in NJ that we would like to spend some time with (and take them sailing). Does anyone have any suggestions for places to leave the boat in NJ? I don't want to pay Marina charges as transient docking is around $3/ft per night. So I am looking for other ideas, anyone with an empty private dock/ mooring I could use for a few weeks? But I am getting ahead of myself. Right now focusing on completing the deal. The weather has delayed the sea trial and closing until next week.

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Finally, its all done, I bought a boat

Well, I am sort of reviving an old thread, but fortunately its my old thread. The Nor'easter a week or so ago put the boat yard behind in launching boats and they could not get her out of the shed until mid last week, so the sea trial was delayed. They finally launched her last week and finished tuning the rigging and the bending on of the sails. The engine survey was last week and they fixed a few things but basically all they could find (for the age of the boat and engine) was that there was one broken hose clamp on a doubly clamped hose.

Here is Heron sitting at the dock.

To meet everyones schedule we waited until yesterday to have the sea trial. It was blowing and gusting pretty good by late afternoon when we went out. We were reading gusts of 30 knots. So we motored out to the lee side of the island in Milford harbor and unfurled the jib part way. We were sailing! But the gusts would lay her over, so we (I) decided that was enough proof that the furling system worked and motored back in. The surveyor checked all systems from refrig to spreader lights and I considered the sea trial a success. Back at the office I pays the bills ( a little nautical grammar there) and she is officially mine (receiving several originals of Coast Guard and CT State bills of sales). The broker heads off to deposit the check and I head back to put the boat back together, as everything had been exposed inside for examination. I also wanted to take inventory. I found a few pleasant surprises in the lazarets, like a Magma Marine barbecue grill (CD take note!), a bosun's chair, a couple of harnesses, clip lines and jack lines; all items I wanted but had not realized were buried down there. I had not taken inventory before, because the PO's personal items were still on board and I was not certain what was theirs. Finally, the below decks were put back in order, here is a view from the v-berth looking aft thru the galley.


And I spent the last rays of sunlight organizing lines on deck.


So this should pretty much end this thread. I now have to begin to understand all the specific systems and equipment, spend some time with the original owner to learn her tendencies and prepare to sail her south. More discussion to come elsewhere.
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So this should pretty much end this thread.
I hope you won't mind me adding my "congratulations"!! Pretty boat, too!


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Congrats... and a very pretty boat...

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Wow, nice boat. I am impressed by the unusual layout and unique use of space.

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very nice indeed! any other pics?

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Hey, I'm just the new owner (I did not design it, credit Craig Walters for that)

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There are always more pictures.
Do you like pretty pictures of the boat ? (We all know what other kind of pretty pictures you like!)


or technical pictures, like of the house bank?


or layout pictures, like the fairly large walk thru head


to good size v-berth forward.


or do you prefer function? Like the forward v-berth escape hatch, the windlass (with up down buttons) and the well organized spinnaker pole on deck? Oh, and the duck poles for when you get into really shallow water.


Heh, I am a newbie owner and you asked. I could on and on and ....
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