Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Toy

A couple of friends of mine tell me "Nothing says 'I love you' like buying your wife a boat!" In the past, I just smiled and nodded at their clever sales tactics....until yesterday. I've been in the marina business for twelve years now and never had a huge desire to own a boat. I knew I would like something bigger than a runabout, but cruisers typically cost a lot more. Yesterday, we were made an offer we just couldn't refuse.


Ryan and I bought a 30' Chris Craft Catalina. We fell in love with it because it weathered the Island Cove tornado, has a ton of character and is a great project! It needs some cleaning, but I can totally see a great restoration coming our way! It has taller sides, so we love that for Caleb. 


Ryan is beyond excited and has some great plans in mind for this little boat. 
After it's all said and done, we can triple our investment. 


I love this picture of my hubby! He's such an amazing man and gets more and more handsome as he gets older. I am so completely in love with this man. 



I am really looking forward to redecorating the interior of this boat. It can sleep five people and is plenty enough for a weekend out on the lake. I look forward to testing out my sewing and upholstery skills on this boat. I plan to make new curtains and recover the cushions throughout. I have tons of ideas floating around in my head!



I am looking forward to documenting our progress here. We've never restored a boat for ourselves and are so excited about it. Stick around and see what we come up with along the way....

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the boat, has the nice classic Chris Craft look to it... Sell the house and move aboard.... 'not'

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