So we did not sell Surkha – at least not yet. Mike, our potential buyer, came this morning, but he had no plans of taking Surkha out of the water. He made it clear he liked the boat, but that he was just not sure he should be buying one right now. He spent the morning with us, just as friend who was coming to visit us. When noon hit the clock we opened some beers we had and some he had brought. We worked on the rigging, we fired up the boat, only to see the transmission fail – which he already new was not working right. The three of us hurried to fend off the boat from nearby vessels as we took turns holding the tiller.
The whole time we could see his eyes wanted Surkha as he told stories of crazy races he has done, but something held him back from saying – okay, I’ll buy it – words that Jax and I only dreamed of hearing.
The deal is not off yet, but it is not on either. So, we called a broker, lowered the price on craiglist, we are soon to list her in boat trader and yatch world. Long conversations will happen tonight as we discuss what we should do, keep her inland sealed up, risking a hurricane, giving her to a broker and assume the high cost of commission, or stay here longer and try to sell her, cutting the time short with family and friends up north. Lots of questions, but our spirits are up – Jaxon’s more than mine. We know the economy is not in great shape and more than anything we would hate to see Surkha spend more long months locked up.
But it will be what has to be, for now we eat popcorn and watch the stars.
Ahorita nada esta claro, ni la venta, ni la ausencia de la misma. Sin embargo nosotros estamos bien. Por ahora a comer canguil y ver las estrellas.