06: The STRESS of Selling up to Sail away and Live the Dream - Yacht Survey and Sea Trial
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We've had a survey done on a great boat - an Amel Super Maramu - but it's far from perfect and there's a lot of work to do on it. Nevertheless, we've put a deposit down and are steaming ahead! Even so, preparing to live the dream is stressful - we have to sell the car, pack up a house and rent it out.. all during the kids summer holidays! ⒸⓄⓃⓃⒺⒸⓉ ▷PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/mothershipadrift Contributions to the video blog budget greatly appreciated! ▷YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/mothershipa... Vlogs and mini vlogs from onboard the boat ▷INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mothershipa... Photos of the boat, the crew and other sailing families and characters ▷FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mothershipad... Updates and photos - as often possible - from the boat ▷THIS VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/ssJdQIbYWrI Paste this into your blog or post for some exciting content ▷WEBSITE: Coming soon! Transcript Woody went to Greece for a sea trial and survey of the boat that we're really interested in and the guy that was with him - who’s a surveyor - they were working long hours so he didn't get much time to do too much drinking this time which is good! Greece is a good place to start for sailing because it's often flat seas and it's going to be nice and warm. On a sea trial you take a boat out, you get the sails up the engine on and you test everything to see if it works and you also see if you actually like the way the boat sails. This is the Amel Super Maramu, 53 Foot. We're doing the sea trials.. just off the coast of Lefkas So I'm really glad we got the survey done by someone who we really trust and yeah, i's a good 27 pages and all the things that highlighted - stuff that we probably weren't aware of actually. Loads of things need changing, lots repairs, some things need replacing the generator needs a lot of work on it. Engine’s okay but needs a good overhaul. It's basically like to doer upper. Obviously there's a lot of money we've got to put into it to fix it up. So I'm really excited that we finally got that stage - we found a really good sea worthy, strong boat and that's the main thing for me really. So I'm kind of excited about finding that boats and I’m also really excited about going but I know at the moment the excitement isn’t really there because I'm just trying to get the thing done. We've put a deposit down and we hope the deposit is secure because the last deposit we put down on a boat the money got lost for about 10 weeks and we thought we'd never get it back again. That was a very stressful time. We’ve advertised the house now so it’s available for four weeks from today and it's not very long really. We've had viewings already, someone came around yesterday unexpectedly, the house was a tip and I think they were quite surprised it didn't like it did in the photos. So I’ve got a long list of things that he doing in the house from painting various bits and pieces and clearing it out - there's still other things that need clearing really. So we've got the car that needs selling, the house that needs doing up in places and clearing out, we need to pack and we've also got the kids holiday. I'd rather they're out there being active than just hanging around me not being able to do stuff with them. I'm fine, I’ve just got a millions of things I've got to. I don't feel like I'm really spend time the kids enough, but they quite like being at home don't you kids? Yeah! I've got lots of friends, I'd like to see them all before we go but at the moment I'm just finding that hard as well, to fit that in. We need to get away by September because the boat is in the yard until the 18th of September so we've got to get there a few weeks before to paint the bottom and do various job before we even launch it in the water, so it is quite kind of stressful - like even doing this at the moment.