Saturday, December 29, 2007

Diamond Princess

Marine Max of Tempe salesman, Roger Spears, had been looking for Sea Ray Sundancer boats for me for about 2 months. I tasked him with a tall order. A late model, gently used dancer, bigger than a 300, but under 70k. Somehow, he did it. Enter the Diamond Princess, a 1995 330 DA, with newly replaced motors. The old owner was meticulous in caring for her . . . right up until the day he trailered her home to the mountains of eastern Arizona (Show Low) and forgot to drain the fresh water out of the motors. Two new 7.4 liter Mercs and a new canvas package later and he dropped 35k right before he decided to trade her in.

Some people say it's bad luck to change the name of a named boat. Personally, I think if you do it right with ceremonial champagne you can exercise the demons of the old owners by recommissioning your vessel.

Thus was born, the good ship, Peaceful Easy Feelin'.

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