If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say….

Our great friends on Chloe III, that we met in West Palm Beach.  We met up with them on our transit south in Beaufort, SC in November.  Great to catch up with them!

OK.  I admit.  I’ve been REALLY silent, and all-out-absent, on this blog for the past several weeks. But I couldn’t write…  Because, as the title of this post intimates, “If you don’t have anything nice to say… don’t say anything at all.” People close to us have been “in” on our complete situation.  And, I have not wanted to rant Online over things I cannot control. However, I want to sincerely THANK all of my friends that I have seen in-person over the past several months, because they have graciously allowed me to vent to them. We wrote back in the beginning of July last year about how “Plans Never … Continue reading

Christmas in October: Recap of the $ailboat $how

GPS Store Boat Show (1)

So, I recently wrote about some of the bits and bobs that Santa left us under our tree, which in retrospect seem a bit trivial.  What I haven’t posted about is the “Christmas in October” that the boat received when the annual $ailboat $how was in town. We typically attend the Annapolis boat show, but we’ve always been “tire kickers” of sorts: not *quite* ready to commit to anything.  I’ll caveat that by saying that we usually attend the boat show to talk with the industry professionals, and to gain knowledge in order to help us make informed decisions about what we *eventually* want to purchase for the boat, whether … Continue reading

Boat Show Tactics

This boat show will be very different for us. This is the first time we have a boat [no offense to Carpe Diem] — well, a boat that we are actively shopping to outfit. For the first time, we will be able to look at items and talk to vendors without talking in hypotheticals. We have an actual platform that we can discuss. So, here are some tactics we came up with, in order to make our boat show experience more efficient:   1.  Know what you’re looking for.  Make a list of items that you are shopping for, and do some research ahead of time.  The boat show website … Continue reading