Your On-Line Port'o'Call

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#571884 - 11/06/18 05:46 PM Shopping for another boat...  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
Decided it's time to stop planning and start doing. Going to look at what looks like the perfect live-aboard boat for us this Saturday. Already have a recent survey and if it is nice as it seems in the ad, we'll make an offer. If it does not work out we'll keep looking until we find and buy the perfect boat. With luck, we'll have our next home moored in Great Bay (here in NH) for a season and then we'll sell our house, our cars, our truck, our boat etc. and start a new phase of life. Hoping my little brother will be willing to baby-sit and use my collection of mechanics and woodworking tools (whatever I don't bring on the boat), I hate to part with them just yet... We will be keeping a nice building lot we own in Maine and if we get tired of the live-aboard lifestyle, we'll build a new low-maintenance (metal roof, vinyl exterior walls and windows, and vinyl or aluminum exterior trim, I never want to exterior paint or do roofing again...) house and move back ashore.


"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
A Word from Our Sponsors
#571885 - 11/06/18 06:11 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
Chicago, IL
How exciting, Can't wait to hear more about it. Good luck


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#571886 - 11/06/18 07:38 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 15,182
GoFirstClass Online content
Retired Boating Bum
GoFirstClass  Online Content
Retired Boating Bum
Grand Poobah

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 15,182
Pasco, WA
Keep us posted, will ya?


"Beachcomber" 1995 Sea Ray 550 Sedan Bridge


Anchor's down......Bottoms Up!
#571887 - 11/07/18 01:23 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,383
WayWeGo Offline
Admiral
WayWeGo  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,383
Oakton, VA
Good luck on your search!

Of course, we want to know more...



1975 Trojan F36 Convertible, Twin Chrysler 440's
2014 West Marine AL360 Inflatable, 1966 Mercury 6HP, 1992 Mercury 20HP
#571891 - 11/07/18 11:51 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
Chicago, IL
Don't forget the most important part - pictures for us


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#571895 - 11/07/18 03:36 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
Oh, no doubt you'll all be updated. I love to share here...


"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
#571897 - 11/11/18 03:59 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,344
tpenfield Offline
Admiral
tpenfield  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,344
Cape Cod, MA
Wow - not only moving onto a 'new' boat, but also a new phase of life. smile

I guess we should meet up for lunch soon, so I can get my outdrive tools back before you have your change of life sale. smile


Regards, Ted

Formula 330SS

My Boat Web Sites
#571898 - 11/12/18 01:35 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,216
MarkHB Offline
Dressed for dinner
MarkHB  Offline
Dressed for dinner
Admiral

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,216
CA
Found a nice live aboard for you just in case the other one does not work out.
[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=q6x-WZmYrfE[/video]


24' Monterey Explorer
Honda PWC
http://www.picturetrail.com/markhb

Golf!! Waste of a good gun range.
#571899 - 11/14/18 05:27 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
We loved the boat and plan to make an offer. The asking price is on the high end for this particular model, but it is in ridiculously good shape and has many upgrades. We were thinking of offering 80% of asking price as it has been on the market for many months and I imagine it's costing somewhere around 10 grand a year to keep at the marina, so there should be some eagerness to move it. Any advice on this would be appreciated, never bought anything this expensive (it's more than we paid for our house...).


The offer will be contingent on a survey and sea trial. The boat is presently on blocks in a heated storage facility for the Winter so the sea trial will have to wait. I have a survey from 14 months ago and it's stellar. The few minor deficiencies from that survey have all been addressed and there's only been 6 hours added to the engines since then, so I'm confident that the next survey will be fine.


"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
#571964 - 12/13/18 08:47 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
We have agreed on a price and have placed a deposit. Survey is being done today or tomorrow. Also getting oil analysis on the engines. A mechanical survey may follow, depending on the outcome of the oil analysis. If survey and oil analysis look good, we'll close by the end of the month. As a condition of the sale, the seller is putting 10 grand in escrow to cover any unforeseen repairs that are deemed necessary during sea trial next Spring. Heated indoor Winter storage and Spring launch fees are already paid in full by seller. 95% sure it will be ours soon.

Assuming we get it, we know we will need to get a dinghy and davits; and replace the failed inverter/charger (negotiated price reflects the need for a new inverter/charger) to get it ready to cruise. Hoping to get a 11 to 12 foot RIB with console helm and a 30ish HP fuel-injected outboard as a dinghy. We want to be able to explore for many miles around anchorages by dinghy, so a fast and comfortable one is a must. Inverter/charger will be a true sine wave with enough capacity to run one of the air conditioners (however, we won;t be doing that with the existing house batteries), just preparing for future.

Future upgrades include 1000+ watts of solar panels on the hard top and LI-based house batterie$. We'd like to be able to run the master stateroom air conditioner/heater all night without needing to run the genny at night, and LI-based batteries easily accomplish this. Sure don't give them away though... The solar panels should give us the ability to go a day or two at anchor without running the genny if we don't use air conditioning or heat.


"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
#571965 - 12/13/18 08:58 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
Chicago, IL
Awesome news


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#571966 - 12/13/18 09:55 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,823
Justification Offline
Admiral
Justification  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,823
Fruit Heights, Utah
Can't wait to see pictures


Beer makes you feel the way
You should feel without beer.
#571967 - 12/13/18 10:01 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,406
CJS Offline
Admiral
CJS  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,406
Lake Geneva, WI
Congrats Dave!


2017 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO
2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4X4
2016 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4X4
#571968 - 12/13/18 10:23 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Justification]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
Originally Posted by Justification
Can't wait to see pictures


Since it's under contract, I guess there's no harm in showing... 65 pictures in the ad: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1992/tollycraft-44-cockpit-my-3232754/

Last edited by Dave R; 12/14/18 07:56 AM.

"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
#571969 - 12/13/18 12:15 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
captkevin Offline
Admiral
captkevin  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,515
Chicago, IL
Beautiful boat - congratulations


2004 Rinker 232
2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Laramie 4x4
#571970 - 12/13/18 03:02 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
Thanks folks. Can't wait for Spring. I'm amazed how much support I'm getting from the people I know. I figured they'd think I was crazy, but pretty much everyone has said that they can totally envision me doing this... I liken it to living in an island camp (we have good friends that do that all Summer, every Summer, on Lake Winnipesaukee). I describe the lifestyle as "wonderfully inconvenient". It's certainly not for everyone; I sure hope it works out for my wife and I. Speaking of my wife, I am so glad she is totally on-board with this plan. We have had countless heart to heart discussions and continue to arrive at the same conclusion. She's actually the one that pushed to start doing this now (after our 17 day cruise this past Summer) instead of 4 years from now, which was our original plan, based on when the house will be paid off.


"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
#571971 - 12/13/18 08:59 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,614
kdl Offline
Admiral
kdl  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,614
Central Mass
Very nice. Congrats.


2005 Cobalt 246 8.1 Gi
"Paradise..."

2001 Key Largo 190 CC
"After Five"
#571972 - 12/14/18 02:44 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
KCook Offline
Admiral
KCook  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,406
Phoenix
Wow!

#571973 - 12/14/18 08:49 AM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Dave R Offline
Admiral
Dave R  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 6,598
Raymond NH
We love the contrast of the oiled teak and off-white interior and the huge windows in the salon/galley. It's incredibly bright inside. Not thrilled with the ultrasuede headliners, and carpet in the salon, but they are in excellent shape and I'm told they dramatically cut down on engine noise when underway. The previous owner had snap-in Sunbrella covers made for the carpet (first time I have ever seen that) and it's still like new.

We would have preferred a factory lower helm station, but compromised because this boat is in such great shape. It has electronic shifters/throttles, hydraulic steering, and a blank lower helm pedastal in place already, so adding one would not be too challenging. We'll wait and see if we think we really need one though. Word is that they are rarely used and if I can keep it simple, I will.

The canvas is nearly new on the bridge, brand new on the aft deck, and made of Stamoid, which is supposedly top-quality stuff and easier to clean than Sunbrella.

It has two 10" Garmin color multi-function displays, the newer one is ActiveCaptain capable, which is really nice to have. If we don't like the older Furuno RADAR, we'll ditch it and add a Garmin antenna to the suite some day. Also plan to add an engine room camera and transom-view camera (for docking). Really excited to have a boat with auto-pilot, that will be sweet on long 8-10 knot passages.

The boat came from the factory with a pair of spare props bolted down in the lazarette, which I think is great (even if I never use them). Since inspecting the boat, I have learned that many Tollycrafts also had a spare prop shaft from the factory that is stored in a built-in PVC pipe compartment that is easy to over-look. Now I'm dying to know if it has a spare shaft as well. I know I'm a total geek about this kind of stuff, but I just love having a comprehensive spare parts inventory on my boat. My current boat has a ridiculous collection of spare parts and tools on board, and a complete spare drive that I leave in my truck when I tow the boat to cruising areas far from home. On my last boat trip this year, I fried an impeller and was able to anchor, swap the raw water pump, and be back on the move in just 40 minutes, due to said spare parts and tools.

We plan to replace the 50lb CQR anchor with a Mantus 85 lb (recommended storm anchor for this size boat) when we start cruising full-time.


"Mischief Managed"
2000 Regal 2550 LSC
7.4 MPI Bravo 3
#571974 - 12/14/18 03:50 PM Re: Shopping for another boat... [Re: Dave R]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,862
Jack T Offline
Admiral
Jack T  Offline
Admiral

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,862
Southern California
Wow! Looks like you have great adventures ahead of you.

Is there evidence of Quagga Mussels in any of the areas you will be traveling? Is that a concern?


Have a great day of boating
2012 Monterey 224 FS,
300 HP Volvo Penta with catalytic converters

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Admin 

Sponsors
New Topics
New Engine Designs
by Dock Holiday. 01/05/19 11:09 AM
Home Made Trailer
by MarkHB. 12/31/18 08:46 PM
Wakeboarding--Boat Not Required
by Jack T. 12/26/18 02:23 PM
Merry Christmas
by Jack T. 12/25/18 02:52 PM
Trip Back in Time - The Joy of Wood
by Justified Too. 12/22/18 01:47 PM
Two Boats, One Trailer
by On Holiday. 12/17/18 02:00 PM
Wow! Great to see familiar login names!!!!
by Bones. 11/14/18 11:51 PM
Shopping for another boat...
by Dave R. 11/06/18 05:46 PM
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 74 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
fishmasters247, millie, okielaker, Rbt18, oldnamwaterskier
5465 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums23
Topics37,227
Posts563,349
Members5,466
Most Online252
Aug 5th, 2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0