Beautiful boat. New owner will likely be happy to take great care of it. I am the second owner of a boat that was owned 49 years by original owner. I respect that previous owner and take the best care I can... as one day, it likely will find its Third owner and hope it wonât need restored. Your boat is one of my favorites and a real head turner. Take a few more pictures before sh goes north to a good home.
I am sure anyone sitting behind the wheel feels a few years younger. I hear you and may not be too many years behind you. I need to finish my little boat sooner than later for my grandkids because life can take a turn in a heartbeat and I am wanting to leave something behind for them... but also would really like to leave behind many years of good memories if possible. Maybe itâs possible to take a Canada vacation if the owner is willing to take you for an annual ride if itâs not too far to go. All the joy and none of the worries... just a thought.
Your Mantaray is an interesting and unusual boat, full of character. It was an achievement to restore it so well and a bonus to have enjoyed it for many years. You will notice the empty space.
Somewhat like a good child leaving home â after all the love and care it leaves a hole, but you want it to have a useful life ahead.