|This is not 'the' engine, but one of the many we inspected during our search.|
Luckily, the engine - despite being the original Perkins - has relatively low hours and is in good condition. Phew. We were kind of holding our breath after our last survey. Regardless of the decent engine survey, this whole "boat buying" thing is hard. Really hard. The decision is not an easy one - there are so many variables and scenarios. More than once Scott and I have considered throwing in the towel. We keep going back and forth, back and forth. Add to that the mind boggling logistics of the whole thing and our minds really start to spin. And now, because Scott's gone back down to the islands to skipper the boat he works on, all of this is going to be decided by text messages between us. Furthermore, I am now the point person in the whole deal. Not that I have a problem being the point person, but I was more than happy to give Scott the reigns on chasing down quotes and brokers and yards while I sat back and played with baby girl and blogged. Sigh. I sure miss him like crazy.
Either way, there is an acceptance date looming over our heads and a decision will have to be made one way or another, sooner than later. This saga, despite how it might seem, will come to an end!
Brittany, Scott & Isla