Yes, we now have a boat (OMG WE BOUGHT A BOAT!!! BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!) and I'm spending much of my time trying to attend to all the things that need doing - and getting the people we need to do them! We made the offer back in January - we didn't expect to be trying to get things replaced and repaired when everyone ELSE was doing the same thing!
I'm spoiled, coming from a place where the sailing season is 12 months long. I have a lot to learn about sailing here.
Hopefully we have someone set to do a bunch of the initial things on the Essential Repairs list - we have the primary estimates but need to nail them down and see what else we'll do. I've gotten a quote on running rigging from WM but should probably get a couple others. I need to find out what we can do through Fawcett during the 30 day commissioning-discounts phase. Meanwhile the place recommended to work on the Perkins 4108 isn't getting back to me, so I may have to move on to the other option tomorrow.
We are very lucky in that the former owner's brother is happy to let us keep the boat in his private slip while we are working things out. Hopefully we can get the engine list dealt with, probably take the boat to Port Annapolis to get some work done (First Mate Yacht Services), then bring her to her new home at MDYC (and thanks to both Dave and Shawn who were generous with their time in helping me figure out where we should go).
We'll take the kids to see her on Friday hopefully (I need to work on my To Do list and get some information). Two of the three are excited. The third continues to remind me how he feels about heeling. All I can think of is hey, you kids are my minions, we have a mainsail to clean up (I'd never seen mud wasp nests on a sail - not a nice way to treat a North mainsail!). And I spent some time today watching a Sailrite video on installing a window in a bimini (one needs replacing - I can do it, but I'm not sure if my home sewing machine can handle it).
My brain is exploding LOL! Here is a photo from her listing - it's not super current, as her bottom paint is now red.