Wow! what a small world it is.
I actually bought a trailer for mine and it's at our house.
That's going to be a nice trek back up the coast. We're planning a few trips south this summer to Stellwagon and some other fishing grounds as well as Boston to hang out for a couple of days.
Did you get the Perkins or Yanmar? I almost went for a 2005 flush deck with the Yanmar but decided to go with the classic engine box style. That's nice you're able to find one close.
You'll have to keep in touch - we make many trips out to the ledges and it's always fun to buddy boat.
We are planning on a trailer too this fall. We have gone down to Islamorada in the winter the last couple years for a couple weeks and the goal is to shift from staying in a time share condo to staying on the boat in a marina for ~1 month for the next couple year in Jan until kids become a part of the equation.
We are definitely looking forward to the trip, its certainly a long shakedown cruise but the boat has had well documented maintenance and we have BoatUS unlimited towing so it should work out alright.
The boat has a Yanmar 315. I assume you were looking at the 2 flush decks in FL? I have definitely poured over the ads for the 2 flush decks in FL (one perkins one yanmar) as well as the boat in NY. Kayla really liked the teak and holly sole and forward storage on the boat we have under contract and those seem to be fairly rare options.
I just spoke with the surveyor this morning and weather pending we should still be on for Friday. I have my fingers crossed.
Definitely open to buddy boat, Platts was a common trip for us last year and I am hoping to fish Fippennies this season as well. Goal is 1 day a week offshore weather permitting.