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Buying a Boat

19 August 2014 | Ft. Pierce, Florida
Catching up. In February, 2014, Mark and I drove 3 1/2 hours to a Ft. Pierce, Florida marina to take a look at a 38 foot French built Catamaran named Charabia. A deal was negotiated and Mark requested a survey and sea trial, during the week that Helen was on a ladies' cruise out in the Eastern Caribbean. The survey revealed a long list of issues, but no show stoppers. Each weekend for the next two and a half months, saw Mark and Helen in Ft. Pierce. The boat yard work included a bottom paint job, engines and sail drives servicing. Mark installed new bilge pumps, mast steps, antenna, lightning chaser, as well as several repairs to the lights, while Helen cleaned up some of the rusty spots as well as painted a new boot line on each hull. We had some help from Helen's sister, Chris and her husband, Robert. It was an interesting task to get a second key cut, as the boat is French and so was the lock. We finally got two keys cut by a locksmith in Vero Beach, after trying several other shops in the area. The locksmith had to manually make the keys as they did not match any key blanks available in America.
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015