I have moved on to the next phase of my life. Ro and I decided to purchase a home in Windmill Village near Punta Gorda Florida, and we closed April 21st. Very nice place and Ro is doing all she can to make it ours. New floors, new counter tops, new shed, with man cave for me. I’ll have pictures soon.
One of the best things that came with the house is a FREE marina, free but with strings. The biggest string is that the boat can not be more than 26 feet. Well, that kills the Nomad. So I was able to sell it within a month of closing on the house. Actually I had the offer on the day we closed. I will admit to taking a beating on the price, but with the cost of keeping the Nomad afloat, and the marina fees, I figure I saved at least the amount I gave away ( I didn’t need a broker so I saved there also.)
My next trick is to purchase a boat to keep in the marina here.
The parameters are:
- 26′ long
- Must be able to live aboard for extended periods.
- Trailerable (need to evacuate for hurricanes.)
- must fit in our carport if needs be. (<13′ high on the trailer)
I am thinking along the lines of a “Nimble Nomad” (25′ 4″) or a MacGregor 26 (2000 or newer). Pictures of both to come.