GPS Position: 30° 40’.450 N: 86° 61’.950 W
Current Jumper arrived at the Ft. Walton beach Yacht Basin this afternoon. It is a HUNTER 45cc (center cockpit) Sloop that we will be taking possession of on 01 JUN 06. For the next six months or so, the boat will be the property of Bluewater Bay Yachts and part of their fleet.
I received a call from Walter Moffitt while on the way to Ft. Walton Beach. I was told that the boat was shipped from the factory without anti-fouling, bottom paint. Where I come from, this is kind of an important item to be missed by the factory.
By the time I reached the boatyard, however, Walter had the situation in hand. He had already called HUNTER and they are going to pay to have the boat sanded and painted. The two men doing the application told me they'll put six coats of barrier coating to seal and prime the hull and six coats of black anti-fouling paint to stop marine growth.
After the hull situation was remedied, Walter and I inspected the rest of the vessel; both inside and out. Initially, the boat appears to be in fairly good shape and, without unpacking everything, seems to be in good order. It will take a week to complete the hull painting, after which, we’ll motor the boat over to Niceville, FL. Here, it will be commissioned and made ready to show at the marina.