Great to meet up with you and Rob again yesterday. It seems like only a week ago that we first met at the London Boat show in January. The nicest thing for me there was never any pressure to sign on the dotted line there and then to get the good deal even though I had already fallen in love with the Merry Fisher 895. When finally I made my mind up about 3 weeks later the deal was the same. Being able to come down to Swanwick with my wife to see the equivalent boat really helped her come to terms with the fact that her husband was not totally mad, she was then in the same ether as I was. The 2 other visits to see my boat being put together kept the excitement going till finally yesterday coming down for the handover.
What a day seeing the finished boat, the final little bit of paperwork, then onboard with Rob. Even with a bad back he went through every item on the boat from stem to stern. A couple of hour later and several coffees we set off for Port Solent, I was given the helm and put through several manoeuvres to make sure I got the feel of my new boat, then out into the Solent and to home port, what a day.
Many thanks for the photographs they are great, will no doubt give you a call next week with one or two questions, meantime all at Sea Ventures have a good weekend, I will.
- David P (Merry Fisher 895 - New Boat)