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Old 02-28-2011
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Our New Boat!

After well over a year of looking/dreaming/getting frustrated/looking again.....we have finally settled on and bought our next boat!

She is a 1989 Martzcraft 35. She is based on a centre cockpit Roberts design and built by Martzcraft yachts in Oz.




She needs some.......well actually alot of cleaning up but has she very good bones, a good layout, and a new engine.

We had been looking actively for over a year and our list included...

-A cruising boat,
-32-36 ft,
-Solid and blue watery,
-A good compromise between traditional/modern design,
-A layout that would suit a family both for extended/local cruising
-That we could afford (Basically we came to the realization that in this price bracket we get more boat by buying slightly older and an Aussie boat rather than an imported Production Boat)

Like I said she needs work, she is going up on the slip Wednesday as she has a dynaplate with corroded bolts, and a plastic skin fitting for the engine intake neither of which I am a huge fan of......so they are going immediately. After that she needs a new main(I am an ex racer, yes she is a cruising boat, I like actually sailing and getting somewhere), maybe a MPS (negotiating with my financial controller)new running rigging, new covers, holding tank, new house batteries and a chartplotter.......and thats to start
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Congrats Chall. Its all happening for you guys.
And you got the right colour!

Great stuff. See you soon (reference to SE breeze)
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It must feel grand to have finally made the decision.
Well done Chall! & Congratulations!
I'm still looking myself, and it seems I'm more confused than ever.
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Congrats Chall... now your little girl has a boat to live on...
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Congrats. All these pics of boats in the water are killing me. At least the precip is above freezing today, although, it doesn't feel much above it.
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Congrats on your new boat Chall !
You have given me another boat to reserch lol ....
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Congrats on the boat, someone else for me to be envious of...
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