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Monthly Archives: July 2013

The day after my husband fell and hurt his mouth we found ourselves in the airport at Ft. Lauderdale having lunch while waiting for our plane to board.  As mentioned before, we both knew that getting the boat back to Texas was going to be almost entirely on my shoulders.  That task was weighing on me.

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The closing on our new yacht happened during the week of May 20, 2013 and immediately put the responsibility on us to move, or have moved, the boat back to our home port in Kemah, Texas.  During that same week we procured a slip at Seabrook Marina…a second choice due to no available berths in Kemah Boardwalk Marina.  After investigating having the boat shipped overland from Fernandina Beach, Florida and finding it prohibitively expensive, we discussed several  options:  1) bringing the boat around Florida ourselves, 2) hiring a delivery crew to bring the boat home, or 3) hiring a delivery crew to assist us in bringing the boat back.  We debated the issue a lot.  We were torn between us doing it ourselves, or hiring someone to come with us.  Eventually, we decided to hire a USCG Captain and his wife to assist us.  The plans were for me to fly to Florida on Wednesday, May 22 to start preparing the boat for a Tuesday, May 28th departure…Captain Husband was to fly down two days later, Friday, May 24th.  That would give us four or five solid days to prep the boat.  The crew was to be at the boat on May 28th at the latest.

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