No, not really! Keep reading!
This past week a friend and colleague filled his Facebook feed with pictures of his new granddaughter. He is a proud "G-daddy"!
As he should be!
At the same time, the Captain wanted to post pictures of my new boat - also a proud moment! - but alas, we were vacationing in a lake cabin without WiFi. Updating "Banana Winds" and posting photos on Facebook were difficult.
As it is, we burned through our monthly data plan within just a couple days!
Now back from vacation, it's time to bring everyone on board about this latest development in the Captain's life.
When the search for a boat began, I had two goals in mind:
1) get out on the water
2) take friends with me
What better to meet those goals than a pontoon boat?
Also known as a "Party Barge"!
|Yes, this is exactly what I was looking for!|
But when I shared this with the First Mate, her immediate response was, "I don't want a pontoon boat."
Had I said something sooner, the Captain would have saved hours of searching and driving the countryside.
Captain's Note: There is a lesson in there somewhere...
So, taking a step back, we began the search over. Together.
Now, cur friends have ski boats, so we didn't feel the need to add another one to the fleet.
Captain Whitebeard has a beautiful sailboat. (See post here.)
Another friend has a houseboat, which was more boat than I wanted to deal with - although the idea of being able to live aboard is still appealing.
Add that as #3 on my wish list.
Then the First Mate found this on vci.net:
A 1985 25' Sea Ray Sundancer.
She is beautiful, and in good condition. With a deep cabin (V-birth) and head.
Add "head" to my wish list as #4.
We tested the Sea Ray on the water a couple times - it floats! - and a deal was quickly struck; paperwork was exchanged.
|The bimini top was reconfigured here to protect a passenger from the sun.|
The First Mate immediately took up her post.
And we have already employed the Sea Ray to its purposes...
|Kentucky Lake sunsets are the best!|
No, she will not be called "Banana Winds".
Turns out bananas are unlucky on a boat. Who knew?
But she has already been flagged...
|"Hunt for treasure. Treasure the hunt."|