I am a new boat owner! Finally!
First, the Caliber 38 survey was a total bust! I was so upset to say the least. Rudder bushing bad, bent prop shaft and total Electrical panel re-do just to name a few. Hard lesson learned here.
So, plan B went into action and I stole a 2006 36' boat. Best of all she was in the Miami area where I will be doing a semi-liveaboard. I work in Miami and live in NJ. Her new home is in the Rickenbacker Marina so drop by and say Hi!
I have to go through the re-naming ceromony this week. She will be re-named Rhapsody in Blue. I hope the God's will be please with some Mt Gay Rum Reserve I bought just for the occasion.
She is so new, I have to outfit her with a lot of the basic stuff. My credit cards will never be the same. The previous owners just day-sailed her from what I can tell and not that often either. The engine had only 50 hours on it. Not even broken in yet. I am already experiencing working on it. Had to tighten the belts and stuffing box already. A new autopilot is going in this week, Raymarine SG-1 linear drive. Since I will be single handling, I will designate her first mate!
So now, let the fun begin! If my memory serves me right, for every hour of sailing requires 5 hours of working on her.