Monthly Archives: May 2013

April 17-23, 2013 – The Crossing: Chapter One – Sail Groupies and Sardines

So the boat, while ours, was still down in Punta Gorda, with only one way home: across the Gulf of Mexico. The plan was to drive down on the 17th, a Wednesday, set sail on Thursday morning and, over the … Continue reading

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April 12, 2013 – Purchase and Pork; Planning and Provisions

No surprise here. We bought the boat. The closing, in and of itself, was quite uneventful. Just some signing of documents, exchange of papers and emails back and forth. But, our broker was excited (not in that I just made … Continue reading

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April 3, 2013 – The Survey/Sea Trial

You’re probably thinking: Finally … screw the food and wine and Miami broads , I want to get back to this whole boat-buying business. Trust me. I get it. We felt the same way. It seemed like ages passed before … Continue reading

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March 26, 2013 – Some Food for Thought

Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long.   Jack had the boat well-priced and we made a reasonable offer.  After a few small moves on both sides, we quickly reached middle ground and struck a deal, contingent, of course, on the survey/sea trial, which was … Continue reading

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March 20, 2013 – Let’s Make a Deal! (in Miami)

Unfortunately, finding a boat is different than buying a boat. Although we had a good feeling about the Hinterhoeller, we still had to strike a deal with Jack. And, there are about 800 other things you’ve got to start thinking … Continue reading

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