As some of you probably have guess, especially if you are following us on Facebook, we have postponed our trip to the Bahamas for this year. You can’t go to Paradise if you don’t have a ship to get you there. For now we are pushing the trip one full year, so this time next year, September 2016, we will be prepping to leave for the Bahamas from Eastern Ontario Canada. It just so happens that the friends that we were going to travel with also postponed their trip down until next year due to unforeseen circumstances. We feel bad that they were not able to go this year either, but it is a bonus for us to be able to travel with them next year.
It has been a summer of a lot of disappointments, we were desperate to find a boat this summer, but that didn't happen. Some would say it was not meant to be. In the last post we were set to leave for a road trip down the east coast to look at some potential boats. We did just that and looked at about 8 boats from here to Virginia. Out of those boats we took one to survey. It was a Bayliner 4788, and it did not pass survey. This is the second 4788 that fell through in survey this season. We then considered a nice 40' Tollycraft. Not exactly what we wanted since we preferred the 44' in the Tollycraft lineup. The 4 foot extension of the aft cockpit was something we really wanted for safe boarding and line handling. We could not reach an agreement on the 40' so we let her go as well.
Stay tuned as there is lots more to come, we still have to find a boat, prep it, and be ready to cruise next season. We have another boat in the works and things are looking good, it is a 44 Tollycraft, one of our favourite boats, but more on that in the next post.
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