So we found a boat that matched some of what we were looking for, over 38ft still floating and cheap. Winner!
Best we have a look at it and see what sort of a project lays ahead should we go ahead and buy it.
The previous owner Geoff (nice guy) paddled me out while Tonia waited on shore with instructions to come back and get her if it was any good.
And there it was, been sitting on the same mooring for 4 or 5 years unvisited until the day before when Geoff thought he should wash the bird crap off the deck before we came aboard to inspect it.
It was BAD, crap every mixed with the engine parts that had not been put back together since the engine was rebuilt, rubbish, sails, and more mold than an English castle. But underneath all that was some good bones and floating there for 4 years without a bilge pump things were looking OK.
So I sent Geoff back to paddle Tonia out, waited with anticipation to gauge her response, which was “this is not so bad”.
On the way home Tonia and I discussed what sort of a project we had just seen and as neither of us are afraid of hard work and a decent project it took only half an hour an we rang Geoff and told him we would take it.
Shit we have a yacht………..