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September 2010

Today we anti-fouled my new boat

This isn’t going to be the most exciting post, but just imagine two clueless boys rummaging through a newly acquired boat. I had just bought a boat which was like an Aladdin’s cave to me and Ben. We rummaged through the lockers picking out ladders, buckets, flares (very coooool) and other items which we had no idea what they were or...

Today I bought a boat

I’ll let the picture do the talking. I met the owner, I wore a buoyancy aid not a life jacket (I didn’t know!) , it rained, Moonpenny didn’t sink, an engine alarm came on which the owner had it fixed by a Volvo Penta engineer. I was very lucky that the previous owner Steve was so approachable....

Today I started the buying process

Today I started the process of buying a boat. Much like putting in a offer for a house, the back and forth to come to an agreed value of the boat between purchaser and vendor is equally as nerve racking, and the similarity between estate agent and broker is uncanny, in many ways. The guys...

Today I told my girlfriend I’m buying a boat

After we got home, and after I checked my bank balance, I headed over to my girlfriend Emma to break the news.  Emma told me I was crazy when I told her I was going to buy a boat called Moonpenny, a brown boat in Ipswich. It’s true, I’ve never sailed a boat. I’ve never...