Many of the old fun classic cruisers are in purgatory these days. Left in boat slips across the country. With fuel at $4 a gallon. A good days cruise can be $1000. With that said though, it’s free to go hang out at the marina. Have a nice lunch aboard. Do short trips to friends houses. Make a guest house out of it. Rent it out as an alternative apartment type thing. Many of these boats make a great one bedroom bachelor pad. ” Would you like to come over to my pad? Oh yes it’s a yacht” But for gods sake stop there, turn on the key and there goes a months rent..We have put the Matthews on land, put a couch on board and she is now the official hangout. OK, that may be a bit extreme, but at least we have not dug a ditch so she is more permanently there.. Not Yet, there is still the dream…..
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