Dad's Retirement Home

Finally, those pesky kids are grown and can deal with life on their own... I'm headed for some warm water, some awesome diving, and an incredible journey ahead... with or without you guys. [Call on the VHF to:] Whiskey-Delta-Echo-8791

19 June 2018 | Coyote Point Marina
01 October 2013 | S.F. Ca
24 September 2013 | Morro Bay, Ca.
09 July 2012 | same 'ol place
25 August 2011 | home
07 June 2011 | homefront
17 May 2011 | Still at Home
03 July 2010 | Drooling on the floor
17 June 2010 | computer printer
02 June 2010 | by the pool
24 May 2010 | front porch
27 April 2010 | house
06 April 2010 | dry dock... LoL
01 April 2010 | the many pages of the sales sheet
21 January 2010 | Pacific
13 January 2010 | Pacific
12 October 2009 | monterey
09 October 2009 | Monterey
18 August 2009 | on the deck
15 July 2009 | office of the broker

dissappointed, again...

24 May 2010 | front porch
Capt Dennis
Well, after many emails and information exchanges, I have come to the realization that the 42' Cat I was really looking at with interest appears to be yet another neglected dock barge that someone has decided to just let sit and fall into a state of dis-repair. knew in the back of my mind that the price was too good to be true and the truth be told in the end, it was.
Here's a partial list of estimated (!!) repairs to the vessel and that would be on top of the purchase price just to get the insurance to buy off on it.
But... honestly, there isnt much there that I could fix with my own hands and save a bundle, it's more the fact that those things all together need repair, what else is lurking in the darkness since these are just now rearing there ugly heads(??) hmmmm.
The picture above is just one that shows numerous fasteners, some that are directly attached to the mast!! that show severe rust. Who I ask in their right mind use plain steel fasteners in a wet location like this???

1. Repair paint bubbles at port keel. $1500

2. Replace rudder bearings. $600

3. Port engine: replace sail drive hose clamp on inner seal $100; repair fuel leak at fuel pump $200-$300; replace forward starboard silent block $200; replace oil and bottom seals on saildrive $250; replace saildrive rubber boot cover $150.

4. Starboard engine: repair leaking inner saildrive seal $400-800?; replace oil and bottom seals on saildrive $250.

5. Repair malfunctioning radar radome. $200?

6. Reconnect SSB antenna to main unit. $200

7. Replace fans in aft cabins and rewire and reinstall fans in forward cabins. $200 + $400

8. Repair starboard spreader light; repair nav lights. $100

9. Repair leaking port head. $200

10. Repair corroded martingale fitting. $200-300

11. Replace spinnaker guy/sheet block at forward port bow. $200

A total of some $6-7,000 in maintenance and repairs.
Vessel Name: s/v Blind Dreams (VHF) WDE8791
Vessel Make/Model: still looking to be a CAT owner!
Hailing Port: Oroville (?) to the Delta to the wide open ocean
Crew: Capt. Dennis, a new First Mate, and Doctor (almost) Jaimie
About: Just me, my new found friend & lover... and my daughter.
Extra: With dive gear, a dry towel, the grill cookin' with seafood ... what else could you possibly want? Oh, right... a curvesa and my violin & cello for entertainment.
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s/v Blind Dreams (VHF) WDE8791's Photos -

Capt. Dennis & Darling Daughter Jaimie

Who: Capt. Dennis, a new First Mate, and Doctor (almost) Jaimie
Port: Oroville (?) to the Delta to the wide open ocean