Archive for March, 2006

Mar 29 2006

It is official

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Carpe Diem has a new guardian. Today I gave Pat the rest of the money and we went together to the town clerk to get the bill of sale notarized.

The freshly aquired “Carpe Diem”Now I have weekends of hard work in front of me because Carpe Diem had been sitting at the Indiantown Marina boatyard in Florida for the past 5 years and had collected the rainwater from the past hurricanes. Though Pat had done a wonderful job on the gunwales, he forgot to install a gar board plug which prevented the rainwater from draining. Also the collected rainwater together with the Florida heat produced a thick coat of mildew all through the cabin and last but not least the water level was high enough to enter the engine through the air intake. Still the boat is solid and well worth the money and I can’t wait starting the work.

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Mar 24 2006

The document that got everything started

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Purchase Agreement

The other morning my boss Colin came into the shop and asking me if I was interested in a Tartan 27. He mentioned that we had recently replaced the standing rigging on it and that the previous owner also had put a new diesel engine in it. The boat was offered to Colin for $2000 but he didn’t have the time to take care of it. This seemed like to good to be true and I asked him for the contact information.

After looking at Carpe Diem yesterday and talking with my very best friend Hartmuth who would lend me the money to buy the boat, I signed an agreement with Pat Cass to buy his Tartan 27.

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