Sailing Painkiller

Mark and I arrived early at Lake City Marina on Lake Pepin in Minnesota, around 11:30 or so. The boat is scheduled to arrive around 12 noon. We have been exchanging...

We bought a boat! (To the tune of I’m on a boat) Yes, today is the day! It’s boat closing day! All we have to do is sign a bunch of...

For those of you who may be unfamiliar, a marine surveyor is someone you hire to inspect a boat that you are looking to purchase. Something like a home inspector, who...

Well, today is the day…we get to see the boat that we have placed an offer on for the first time. Have you ever seen the movie Captain Ron? I have...

Here’s where we are headed. Fort Pierce, Florida. The boat is lying in the Harbortown Marina just waiting for us to come take a look. We have scratched a few more...

Well, with the offer step out of the way, we have some work to do… One of the next steps is to find a qualified yacht surveyor. A surveyor is something...

Well, the title says it all, yes we did make an offer on the latest Island Packet 380 located in Florida. Things are moving fast. We were with some close friends...

Well, it’s been sometime since our initial 2 boat offers. I think after that experience, we decided that perhaps fate was telling us we should slow down a little bit and...

Lately, we have been narrowing our yachtworld searches more and more specifically to include Island Packet 380’s. I think we have, with some degree of accuracy, determined that this boat would...

Well, making the decision to actually place an offer and generate an official document with our signatures on it, with our proposed price, is an exciting and scary step. If you...