We are once again a two boat family. Those of you who have been around my blog for any length of time know I hate traveling when we’re towing the boat behind the fifth wheel. We are 72’ long and it is so hard to find campgrounds that we can fit it. Let alone how nerve wracking it is when we have to move through traffic. I vowed that as soon as the motorhome sold, one of the first things we would buy would be another boat for Jim to keep down here in AZ.
Craigslist is definitely our answer. Jim started looking at boats a couple of weeks ago and we wandered all over the valley checking them out. He finally found one he wanted to check out clear over to Buckeye. (That’s about half way from us to Quartzsite.) Thank goodness my brother-in-law wanted to go with him. They also went to look at another boat up in Peoria.
The one in Buckeye was THE ONE. The gentleman who was selling the boat had done a tremendous amount of work on it (new carpet, had sanded down and repainted the entire trailer, new live well pump, on more). Then he realized that he really couldn’t afford to use the boat and their fridge had just gone out in their RV. So he was selling it.
We put our other boat in storage for a month just down the street from us. When Bob heads north we can store our AZ boat in his carport for the summer.
Jim is really happy because this boat has everything he really wanted on a boat. Well, except a good fish finder so we had to get him a new one of those. And I’m happy because we only have to haul a boat with us one more trip north where we will find some place to leave it for the winter. I am so excited.
Now Jim just needs to catch some more fish.