Sunday, May 29, 2011

Buying a New Boat: The Boat is Ours

The week after the inspections, we decided to buy the Bayliner 3058 Motoryacht named Foghorn (I'm sure there's an interesting story there, but it's lost to antiquity). I'm sure you've already guessed that by now. We're very happy with our new boat. Yes, there were some ups and downs during the search and procurement process, but the end result is well worth it.

Wayne and I went up to the Skyline Marina in Richmond for the Victoria Day weekend to stay on the boat and get to know it a better. It was great fun! Because we're going to sell our smaller Bayliner 2350 soon, we didn't want to purchase too many things to outfit the new boat. So Wayne brought a big box of things down from Powell River including life vests, a portable GPS, and tools.

We bought two new sleeping bags for the v-berth bed and stopped at Overwaite (I still refuse to call them Sav-on Foods) for a picnic supper. Because we were on shore power, we could use our microwave oven (too huge for a boat) to make popcorn before we went to bed. When we get to Powell River we'll trade it for our smaller one in the condo. That'll be an improvement for both places.

We took the boat out on the North Arm of the Fraser River towards the Strait of Georgia. We traveled at slow cruise and enjoyed watching all the river traffic including several log booms heading upstream and a barge filled with sawdust from the mill heading out. Back at the slip, we toasted our new boat with a bottle of champagne on the bridge. What a great way to end the day. -- Margy

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful, Margy, I'm so happy for you! I can just picture your shakedown cruise on the river. Super!
    -- K

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  2. whoopie.we`ll keep an eye on it with ya from our condo

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  3. Thanks Kay and Cactus Jack, it should be lots of fun.

    Bear, sounds like we might be neighbours.

    Margy

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  4. I predict tons of fun adventures in your near future. :)

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  5. I am NOT a boat fan but even I have to say that that's a sweet looking ride!

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  6. Dang, you went right past my place. I have been following your blog for awhile but lost track of it for a bit. I am building a floathome in the Fraser River but won't be able to keep it here. I would have loved to talk to you about your location. Check out my place at www.eclecticark.com I love your cottage and garden, you have been a big inspiration to me. Rhianna

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