Survey and Sea Trial: The Final Decision Maker

We found the boat.  We love the boat.  We have the boat under contract.  The next step was to get the boat surveyed (or inspected) and take her out on the water to see how she sails.  At the recommendation of our broker, we contacted Alan Gaidelis with Bayside Marine Surveying, Inc. to schedule a … Continue reading Survey and Sea Trial: The Final Decision Maker

Boat Shopping: Round 1

2001 PDQ 36 Boat Name: Jalapeño $135,000 OVERVIEW: Jalapeno is in very nice condition, has a great layout and is well equipped for extended cruising.  With autopilot, radar, GPS/Chartplotter, watermaker, solar panels, wind generator, electric windlass, portable Honda generator, RIB dinghy on davits, LED lighting and custom shade bimini extension to hardtop she is a … Continue reading Boat Shopping: Round 1

2018 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Review

After going to the US Sailboat Show in the fall, we knew that making it to the Spring Sailboat Show this year was a priority.  What we didn’t know was that spring wasn’t going to be quite ready for spring-like weather in the middle of April!  No matter, we braved the chilly temperatures and made … Continue reading 2018 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Review

US Sailboat Show 2017 Review

We left home bright and sunshiney early on Saturday, 10/7/2017, en route to the US Sailboat Show.  The traffic was pretty light, surprisingly, and the drive was pretty uneventful except for a piece of a tractor trailer hitting the windshield of Josh’s truck, clipping along at 70mph.  Hopefully it will be fixable and not require … Continue reading US Sailboat Show 2017 Review