Ray of No Direction asks if I have told Shadow about the new boat which is coming into my life. Well, the answer is no, not yet. For one thing, when Ally and Ben are living on it, we won't be able to use it for holidays. So we're likely to be holding onto our 1/24th share of Shadow for another couple of years. The other thing is that, until the survey has been done and the money paid, it isn't ours yet.
The upshot is likely to be that we'll be the owners of 1.0417 boats (or as near that decimal as makes no difference). Greedy or what?!
As part of the deal the boat is to be blacked and have three new leisure batteries before we take it over. Oh, and have new anodes welded on. (Hmm. I wonder why it needs new anodes already. It's been in the water only seven years. Galvanic corrosion?) It will obviously make sense for the surveyor to do the survey while the boat's out of the water.
We've already started to think about where we're going to move the boat before taking it to Milton Keynes. There's a lot to do, and we haven't considered insurance or licence yet!
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