Originally Posted by ctbarbarian
Well I took the plunge.
I bought a 1988 3818 Bayliner motoryacht.
Its being delivered up the Mississippi to Clinton Iowa on Frid.
I'm going along for the 59 mile ride.
I have no idea how to run this boat but once its in our
marina, I can try to learn in baby steps.
I plan to leave it at the marina till Oct and then they pull it
out and winterize it for the winter.
I've signed up with the wife at the Southwest Florida cruising school
in Feb to live and learn about how to properly and safely run a
twin diesel, maintenance and navigation.
I think the boat is in great shape according to the survey but
I do want to upgrade some of the electronics and I need
to get a TV with a antennae that can get local channels.
Next summer cruise the Mississippi and later the loop with wintering
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
Lets GO Hawks
Congratulations! We went from a 22' center console to a 50' single screw with no thrusters. Just take it slow and you'll be fine. We found that the training captain didn't really teach us anything new, but he was invaluable in building our confidence. Remember to relax and have fun!