Originally Posted by Hippocampus
TT we had our last boat built for us. Thought we knew exactly what we wanted from past experience. Initial commissioning was in Norfolk VA. First passage was to BVI. There started to modify things we could have done better. Took us a full year to get stuff just right and Bristol fashion. Keep your chin up. Commissioning is just your first step. I thought 2-3 months of coastal cruising would be sufficient to work out the kinks before doing the “big stuff” I was wrong.
That's been my experience too, and I think it applies to new and used boats alike. I'm expecting a year of use (after commissioning) before things are really solid. We have made lots of progress and fixed lots of things, but I still don't have to look too hard to find something new.