1968 Pearson Wanderer 30
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
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I took a buddy of mine who has over 20 years sailing experience, most of it single-handing, and we went up to the marina where the boat was located, loaded her up and sailed her 50 miles over two days down to the marina where I now keep her. My wife dropped us off and then picked us up the next day.
This was about a week after taking ownership of the boat, and having been taken out on her by the seller for a day and having him familiarize me with everything.
The guy I bought the boat from did better than that, though - he told me that when he bought her, he had someone drive him over to Maryland, where the boat was for sale. He liked it, bought it, hopped on board and sailed it back to Virginia's Northern Neck, which is where it was when I bought it.
He had paid the slip up through the end of the month, and he cleared it with the marina owner that it was ok to leave it there for a week or two until I moved it.
Just check with the marina and see what they're amenable to.
- Bill T.
- Richmond, VA
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain