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Old 03-27-2009
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Survey and Sea Trial scheduled for next week

Holy cow, this is actually happening. I can't believe the Anal Retentive Engineer has actually decided on a boat. This from the man who rejected literally 38 of the houses I had narrowed down for him as being "insert expletive here". Its bigger than I wanted but he seems sold on it.

The ARE is going to be present at the survey. Wonder if I should warn the surveyor the ARE was a safety inspector for DNV for 10 years? Poor surveyor, I should probably buy him some whiskey for after the survey. I think he will need it.

Fingers crossed...
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More information on the boat please.....inquiring mind want to know.....i2f
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I'm not going to jinx it just yet.I promise full disclosure once the deal goes through. Getting the ARE to this point is nothing short of a miracle but after going through the home buying process with him 3.5 years ago, I am leary.

I think its gonna be a done deal unless the surveyor finds a major problem the ARE missed or the broker says the wrong thing and ticks off my husband. The ARE is the reason his fellow Scotsmen have a reputation for having short tempers. lol
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The survey apparently went ok because I just got a call from the husband to get to the marina for the sea trail. Worst case scenario, I get to go sailing for couple of hours.
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It was a nice little sail and we found a surveyor we feel completely comfortable with. We also found a boat that I am very glad we are walking away from.
Best money we have ever spent was on the surveyor!
Ah well, the hunt continues...
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Why are you walking away from the boat if the survey went well??
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The survey went well as in it was thorough. Apparently, the husband was being polite or he just figured since he paid for it all he might as well take me out. lol

Let's see, we knew the whole boat needed rewiring before the survey. We knew the generator was in an awkward position.What we didn't know was that the engine would run hot and smoke, the hull would have impact damage of some sort below the waterline, the keel would be "suspect", the chain plates would be in bad shape, the shroud cracked, leaking port lights, the windlass would be improperly wired rendering it useless, the plumbing needs to be redone because as it is it doesn't work, the main sail ripped, etc, etc.

If we were looking to spend the next two years doingnothing but working on a project boat we might consider it. Trouble is, we want to sail. The only reason we looked at this one was because the husband likes the way it looked at the dock. It does have very, very attractive lines but I would rather go for ugly, sturdy, safe and "fit for purpose".

I've got my choice to go look at today...we have time, lots of time.
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