The Deal Is Done!!!It's a Endeavour '42 and you can see pictures of her here. http://goo.gl/S70KVA
I've been in "silent mode" while the negotiations were going on, but we got it done and I signed closing paperwork yesterday. I have been keeping detailed notes over the past few weeks and plan to blog and back date the entire process so other people can understand and learn from how I took a major step forward to realizing the sailing dream. This is the beginning, not the end, and there is a lot of work to go before I get to sail the oceans blue for extended periods.
Special thanks to Dylan B for his expertise and Doug C. for helping us get the deal done. The Live Aboard Facebook group gave me tons of suggestions and useful information that helped me move forward with confidence.
Most of all I want to thank Kerry and Kathy - her previous owners. I know you wanted to sell her to someone who will cruise and appreciate her, and I will most certainly do that. Kerry went out of his way to educate me on the boat and its systems so I don't have to learn it all by trial and error. I can't thank you both enough for leaving all of the small equipment on board which will also be put to good use. You have an open invitation to come join me on an adventure anytime, and I strongly encourage you to take me up on that.
I'm planning to move her from St. Augustine to Jacksonville next week. She'll be on display on the north bank of the Riverwalk venue of the 2015 One Spark festival April 7 - 12. You can read about my project here. https://www.onespark.com/festival/2015/projects/corporate-sail-out
There will be 3-5 tours per day if you want to see her up close and personal. Better yet contribute to my project and you can go sailing on her for either a sunset cruise or a week in the Caribbean. Check out the rewards section for more details. That would not be a charter, just like minded friends getting together to enjoy the water and live the dream.