and we have really missed summer not being on the water....
we've missed it so much that we started looking at boats for sale online.
Actually I started looking at boats online and I arranged to look at several smaller fibreglass power boats.
I like to think of them as "Go Fasts."
The first two that we looked at were tired and badly maintained which was such a disappointment as the ads stated that they were "immaculate" or "pristine."
Then we saw a gorgeous 27 foot Sea Ray Sun Dancer...she was and is a real beauty.
So we wasted no time in having her hauled out of the water, we had her surveyed and the mechanic gave her an inspection. We liked what the experts told us so we bought her and brought her home to the marina.
It's been a busy weekend cleaning and getting her ship shape and buying some new gear.
I'm tired and achy but very happy.
I've replaced the glasses above the microwave with clear acrylic stemware.
When a boat cruises at 20 -25 mph one doesn't want to have glasses flying about in the cabin!
Scotty manufactures marine products
downriggers, safety equipment, and even these glasses!
Our friends, whose family own this company have grown up with us.
We have many wonderful memories of times spent cruising in the local waters...
Mr. HB and I introduced the president and his wife and they have been together and married for years.
(we have never dabbled in match making since as we think once is enough!)
Acrylic "wine" glasses
short stemmed so they do not tip over as easily!
French press from Starbucks
two thermal stainless Starbucks mugs
they keep the coffee hot longer and fit into the cup holders on the deck.
The dinette makes into a large bed
but we plan to sleep aft on the queen size bed
that way we can keep this made up as a table and the first one up makes coffee...
while the other lays in bed longer!
I bought some large pillows to make sitting more comfortable...
we can have quite a few guests at the table.
I plan to keep marine blue as the theme.
I chose Tommy Hilfiger striped navy and white sheets and pillow slips
and the duvet cover is Tommy Hilfiger's preppy and crisp red white and blue.
Plenty of comfy seating out on the deck.
I have a few more basics to buy but storage is at a premium
so I am keeping it all the gear to a bare minimum
as we still need to bring food aboard!
I am so sleepy I'll need to close now
and get myself off to bed.
( I hope you had a fun weekend!)