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We'll the worm finally turned and we are closing the deal on our new boat in spite of our issues with the selling broker.

I want to Thank all the great folks here on Sailnet that provided advice and encouragement as we worked through selling our previous boat, deciding what was important to us, what fit in our budget and intended use, and while we chased our tails looking at a huge variety of boats.

In the end, since our indifinite term goal is cruising the Chesapeake and our wildest ambitions don't include crossing oceans, but perhaps coastal crusing, we decided the Catalina 36 best met our needs. The boat we have settled on is a late MKI with the walkthrough transom. I think its the last or next to last year before they started putting portlights in the hull. The hull and decks checked out fine and the equipment is satisfactory. The sails (especially the main) will probably be replaced over the next year or two and I want to shift the rigging around a good bit make the boat more "sailable". It was clearly used more as a condo than a sailboat, but at least the guy took good care of his condo. Our goal will be to make it the fastest sailing floating condo possible! Whoo Hoo!!

Again thanks to all for the helpful advice and encouragement but especially to Cam and Crusingdad for their behind the scenes support. I also want to thank the folks that recommended David Manning for the survey. I had a short list of Surveyors names compiled from recommendations here on Sailnet and wanted to go with Jack Hornor but he was not available in a suitable time. Since I had spoken with Mr. Manning regarding a different boat he'd surveyed and was impressed, I asked Mr. Hornor's representative if they would recommend Mr. Manning and they did so without a moments hesitiation, so that's who we went with and I would recommened him whole heartedly to anyone in the area looking for surveyor.

Thanks again to all.

Bill Boggs
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I'll post pics as soon as I get the BBQ mounted!

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Congrats Bill, great purchase. CruisingDad will be very proud of you. Welcome to our world!!!! Look forward to the pics.
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Congrats. Post photos when you can.


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HEY! HEY!!! WOO HOO!! Congrats on the boat!!! Pics would be AWESOME!

Glad it all worked out. You will enjoy her.

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Great boat! How big is the BBQ on the back?
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I see CD- has lurecd another one to the dark side!
Congrats on the new boat.

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Congrats Bill. Have fun on the bay!

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Congrats! Great choice -- I've been aboard them, including your vintage, and they represent a very good value in my opinion.

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Hey Mid...Congrats and good luck with her. A fine choice...don't forget NC makes a fine cruising ground too once you have tired of the Bay!!

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Congrat's Bill. You get to the upper bay call Patience Two on 16, if it's a weekend I'll be out an about, burgee flying next to sail # 987.
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