"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

March 1, 2010

The Hunt for the Perfect Boat

"Walkabout" A Monk 36' probably the perfect boat, but it was the first one we looked at. We made an offer, they made a counter offer….couldn’t agree on a price. *Sigh* Well it just wasn’t meant to be.  We looked at this boat January 22; we also looked at two others boats that day that weren't worth mentioning.  We took a second look on February 13.
“Gipsea" An Island Gypsy 30' this would be a good boat for weekends or maybe a week. Too small to live on for long....very small kitchen and no room for visitors. We drove to Rockport and looked at this boat on February 5.
"Royal Salute" A Defever 40'...this is a beautiful boat inside and out, but the engine is too big. Fuel consumption too high. So we keep looking.  Just looked at this one online.
"Margaret Doane" A Thompson Trawler 44'…this boat is listed at a great price, but needs too much work. It could be a wonderful boat, but we just don’t want to spend a year fixing it up. The engines are questionable and the inside would need to be gutted, and every surface refinished. The hunt continues.  This boat was located in Matagorda; we looked at her on February 26.
"Sweet Melissa" A Monk 36' located on Grand Lake in Oklahoma.  This could be the one, but it would definitely need a new name.  We took our first look at her on March 6.

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