I thought I would go ahead and just call me on it before Beth did! :)
I bought a boat.
I had been internally debating this for nearly two months but last week I went ahead and pulled the trigger. So after two months of changing my mind almost daily Crazymomma actually talked me into it, she said "Life is short, eat desert first!"
That did it.
The good news is that while I was trying to make up my mind the seller dropped the price by 30%. Woot!
For those of you who know the lingo it's a Regal Valanti 225S. A 22 foot cuddy with a MerCruiser 350 inboard-outboard engine (270 HP).
Here is a picture of it while it was still "for sale" with my SUV parked in front of it just to give you a sense of scale...
Between the front seats is a door with two steps down into the Cabin. I KEEP hitting my head on that piece of wood across the top of the door though! :( There is a double bed up in the bow. In this shot you can see a tow-able inner tube people can ride sitting on the bed.
Once you are in the cabin to the right is a bathroom with it's own sink. The sink is just out of view to the left in this shot...
Then to the right is the "kitchen sink" and cabinets although there is no cook top in this one. (it was a factory option the original buyer obviously passed on)
Standing on the back seats looking out over the bow you can see the nice tanning pad on the cabin roof between the top cabin windows...
This shot is the boat going flat out at 45 mph and looking back over the wake. A two and a half ton boat moving at 45 cuts quite a wake huh? Oh yeah! That gets the old testosterone flowing! :)
Sure you are all are invited! The placard in it from the coast guard says max capacity is 10 people. That is more readers than I have so everyone is invited! :)
...and hey, if it rains we will just put the convertible top up! I don't know much about boats but I thought having a convertible was super cool. Erika says almost all boats do that- still, I think it's pretty damned cool! WooHoo!!
This is the view off the end of Erika's dock.
So, how does that rank as a show off post? :) ;)