Like pulling teeth!
How are things going on the boat shopping front? Although not yet in writing, I am pleased to say that we had an offer accepted on a 1991 Amel Santorin. It has been a struggle, and in many ways a lot like pulling teeth to get things organized on a suitable schedule.
Our most recent challenge has been organizing a pre-purchase survey. You wouldn’t think that this would be all that difficult but it seems as if every surveyor on the island of Martinique, where the prospective boat is located, is leaving to go on holidays on July 1st! Additionally, many of the surveyors that I know off island are too busy to travel, and several others that we have contacted haven’t even bothered to reply! As the seller doesn’t arrive on island until the 26th, and has some work to complete on the boat before the survey, the earliest that we can survey it is the 3rd. Fortunately, I “think” that we’ve found someone who is available. My plan is to give him a call to discuss it a bit later today. Fingers are crossed that they will all come together!