Around this time, 3 years ago, the wife said..... How would you feel about selling the boat?
I'm not selling the f***ing boat was my rapid and firm response. I did however, ponder the thought a bit over the following weeks.
One morning, I simply stated, "I'm going to buy a Cadillac..... I've wanted one since I was about 12 or 13."
YOU ARE NOT BUYING A F***ING CADILLAC was her rapid and firm response.
Well, in late June of 2016, the boat went on the market. In late July, I'd spotted one kick-ass, Aspen white Fleetwood and I said the Astrid, if this boat sells in the next week, i'm going to be all over that Fleetwood like a fat chubby kid on the last cupcake.
HA HA HA HA..... two days later, the deal on the boat was done....5 days later, I had a hold on the Fleetwood and as they say in the classics, the rest is history.
You'd be proud too, we sold an American built boat to buy an American built car.
In these photos, the boat was out for the buyers inspection..... a ten year old boat and look at that spotless hull baby. We kept it in a thing called a sea-pen, so it still floated on water, tied to the dock like normal, except it floated dry and not wet. Google Sea-pen if that sound confusing. No surprises if I tell you I came up with the name either, I guess.
We only used half the money to buy a Cadillac, we used some to buy a caravan and the rest we just wasted on really stupid things, like food and electricity.
So you sold one boat to buy another?
Fuel consumption, level of fit out, pretty much most things, is about the same as a Cadillac too.
I'd say it was a fair trade. Your car is beautiful
The boat was a lot of fun, but I think the Fleetwood is more funner. LOL :-) I tell ya what though, I was good, real good at reading the weather before we ventured out.
OH hell, I still do that the Fleetwood.... its surprising how similar they are.
Very nice boat you turned into the very nice Classy Guy Land Crusier
I did enjoy the story that lead up to the purchase of your very sweet clean 64 Fleetwood
I've got my eye on a 63 Fleetwood Kev, I don't have a wife so I can buy it and not have to sell any of my boats LMAO
Sell the wife and buy a new boat and a 63/64 Cadillac...