That Saturday night, we hired a sitter and went out to a local restaurant for dinner. The idea of getting a boat didn’t come up over dinner. I didn’t want to push her because then I would be shot down completely. When our dessert came, she began to talk about getting the boat. I never knew that she had any knowledge about how to go about buying a boat and being safe on it. I just planned on going on Craigslist and buying one. Obviously, that wasn’t good enough for her.
Of course, many systems of the boat operate quite similar to the old one that I had however; some of the operations were significantly different. Capt. Paul F. Squire seemed to know every single thing about my particular vessel, and helped me to learn more about the way it operates. Let me tell you; the familiarization cruises in Fort Lauderdale is something that every mariner should take when they buy new vessels.
I had taken days and weeks to look over every ad on Craigslist and other similar websites. There were some that were appealing, and some that weren’t but I kind of had an affinity for one in particular. It was a twenty-six foot Bayliner. The perfect size for what I need, and he price was right too.