Now, what are you going to do with all the time you will have on your hands.
Plenty to do . . .
This is Boat #2 on my list, so the upholstery is going to need some love, and I'll be installing a microwave oven in the cabin. I'm thinking about repairing the upholstery instead of replacing it, which should save some time and $$$.
The boat will need a cleaning of the engine bay and all the hidden areas, as well as some paint touch-up around the engines.
Congrats on the deal, I hope the survey works out in your favor. I have seen those at shows and they are a clever design.
Thanks Dave, I hope all is well with you and the Tollycraft. I have enjoyed your social media postings of your journeys with it.
I am looking forward to a 'modern' boat with all the bells & whistles . . . just hoping they don't all decide to crap out or throw fits. Happy to be staying with Mercruiser engines . . . even though they are the new generation of engine, it seems to be more familiar territory than having to learn about Volvo-Penta parts and maintenance.
I have to give a shout-out to Cruisers Yachts Customer Support group - they have been great in answering questions and providing build information as well as factory photos. It will save me time in figuring out where everything is located within the boat's structure.
We have the a few items from the survey agreed to be corrected by the seller before completing the sale. I have decided to get a trailer for the boat, rather than rely on boat haulers for both the initial transport and the seasonal launching. The boat haulers are all booked out for many weeks. Of course trailers are in high demand right now as well, so it has been a challenge.
It looks like I will be able to get a nice trailer (Made of USA components !!!) in about 3 weeks time. I spoke to the owner of the company and he is going to make it happen, as many of the other trailer sources are booked out about 6 weeks. My main concern is being able to transport the boat and get it winterized before cold weather sets in.
If all goes well, the repairs to the boat should be done about the same time the new trailer arrives and I'll be bringing the boat home in mid-November.