We got up and went back to the boat, but no sign of anyone cleaning. A few folks were there finishing out the outfitting by installing the anchor chain and filling the propane tanks. We spent the better part of the morning helping them move chain and getting to know the boat systems a bit better. Did I mention it’s hot here in the summer? When the afternoon heat subsided we took the dinghy out for a bit of a cruise to get a feel for her. She planes at about 13mph and tops out about 20; I think we will be able to do a bit of kneeboarding behind it! The Genesis 340 is a very dry boat taking very little if any water over the bow in a pretty good chop both moving slowly and on plane. A few things to note is that the plastic hull does flex a bit compared to fiberglass, but it doesn’t seem to be an issue as it’s warranted for 10 years, a good tradeoff for the weight savings.
Just landed and got our Dinghy! I had scheduled 84 Boatworks to deliver our new Genesis 340 and Honda 20 at 10am. A few minutes after arriving at our boat the delivery guy showed up with it on a trailer to be dropped at the nearest boat ramp. After getting it in the water a quick pull on the start cord and we were off, that 20hp feels a bit of overkill right now, but will probably come in handy when moving supplies and guests.
The lifting bridles that 84 Boatworks made were completely wrong, much too long and pulling on the fabric of the tubes. I did get the dinghy secured for our trial on Monday, but they’ll need to come back and we work the lifting situation.
Oh and the boat is filthy, inside and out. I was told by our broker it’d be clean and rigged for the Monday hand over so made a call and was assured it would be by Monday.
With a few more hours left in the day I wanted to checkout Sailorman and Bluewater Books. Sailorman is something that each boating town needs; tons of used equipment, discounted new stuff and just an awesome place to poke around. Bluewater Books was fairly interesting, but not much different than any other marine book/chart store.