Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Re: 1st boat! I just bought a Catalina 22
Thanks, I will bookmark those links!
Everything just fell into place. I was thinking that next spring or summer I would buy a small boat. My wife says no house money can go for a boat until our basement is finished and our garage is replaced, but I figured I could scrimp and save enough out of my personal funds to pay for a cheap boat (no new iPhone for me, fewer nice restaurants, that sort of thing).
I like the look of the Catalina 22, and I know a guy in the sailing club that has one. I saw him at a meeting and asked if he'd mind if I looked around his boat, just to give me something to think about over winter. He replied that he only sailed it once this summer and that he is done with it and is looking to sell.
Awesome! Except that I was planning on saving my pennies over winter so I'd have the funds to buy one in the spring…
Then three days later an envelope arrived in the mail. A bonus. A bonus! What with the recession I hadn't received a bonus since 2008. Bless the recovery, that's boat money!