My first post on Cruising World's forums was in August of 2008, and tomorrow the purchase of our 1995 Fountaine Pajot Venezia is supposed to go through. It is a project boat, and hopefully I don't start hearing horror stories of the boat we bought - I didn't ask any advise on here before we decided to buy. We know the boat must have a history, and we've heard about some of them, but I think we've prepared ourselves for worst case scenarios as far as the re-fit is concerned.
I also think we are being realists about this new adventure - we understand (although newbies to the lifestyle) that every day on a boat is not always a Jimmy Buffet song and we try to have a level head about what's in store for us.
But we're excited and nervous all at the same time and hopefully, there won't be too many surprises along the way.
If you want to follow our blog and see the progress, then go to www.catchinrays.net
It is official.....the sell did go through and we are boat owners as of today. Wish us luck.