Sunday, August 15, 2010

Survey tomorrow

Today, I went for a ride on the sailboat that is being surveyed tomorrow. She is a 36 foot Cape Dory.

Today's ride was from the marina to the boat yard where she will be hauled out for inspection of the hull. I was impressed with everything on her today. We rode through a driving rain storm getting soaked on the way, but none of that dampened my spirits.

I am keeping expectations low because so much depends on the survey. I will have a choice after that to either walk away or buy. It's a big decision.

And tomorrow evening is my home group meeting and birthday celebration where I pick up my fourth year medallion. A lot of happy things going on.

No matter what the outcome of the survey, it will be a learning experience for me. I have not had a boat surveyed before so it will be a chance to go through one from stem to stern.

Now I am going to get out of my wet clothes and have some hot tea. Hope your Sunday is going well.


  1. nice. hope it goes well for you...

  2. Ah. I agree with Brian- I hope it all goes well. The answers will unfold.

  3. How exciting no matter how it turns out.

    God bless,

  4. Sounds like we are doing the same thing, only different. It's always good to survey others to see how they do it.

  5. It must have been exciting to have ridden in the boat today.
    Hope she's a keeper for you.

  6. Good luck for the survey and happy times at the celebration. :)

  7. literally, from stem to stern indeed!

    I hope she turns out to be all you've hoped and more!

  8. Enjoy the boat and stay out of the rough seas. Nothing higher than 40 feet Syd.

  9. Syd, Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say hello. It really means a lot to me :)
    I guess if you are going to test drive a boat, a rain storm will tell some stuff that may have otherwise been overlooked! Conggrats on your four years of recovery too! You are truly a positive example as well an inspiration!

  10. This is getting exciting. Like you say it is a good experience. Four years in recovery is the best blessing. Hubby and I send you big hugs and congratulations.

  11. Heartfelt Wishes for the fourth year medallion :)
    This was a first for me, I've never seen a boat being surveyed and what emotions go with it. Thank you for sharing them!:)
    Hope the survey went just the you wanted it to...

  12. good luck with your big decision :) she sounds beautiful


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