The Day We Bought Mattina

Now that Mattina is for sale, all kinds of memories are surfacing. Things I haven’t thought of in a while. Sometimes in life you just have to laugh at yourself.

On the day we moved on board Mattina, we drove from Ottawa to a marina in Delaware and met the owners. We’d met the previous fall when  we flew to Baltimore to see Mattina, and since had been corresponding at a furious rate about Mattina. As it turned out, not enough to know the boat.

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After checking out our lovely new boat, we agreed with the previous owners to go out for a drink and celebrate. Well, drinks turned into dinner and darkness had settled  when we arrived back on board.

Did we think about arriving in the pitch black this ahead of time? Not so lucky.

Try getting on an unfamiliar boat in the dark and figuring out the electrical panel. It’s hard to know which switch to flip to give power to the lights when the lights are out. We managed, but the event was good reminder we better take some time and get to know our knew home well.

New boat owner mistake. Gotta laugh.

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4 thoughts on “The Day We Bought Mattina

  1. My human said she has had that experience when using a friends car. When it got dark she wasn’t sure where the headlight button was.. AT least she could turn on the inside light and look for it. It’s good you guys didn’t go overboard! BOL

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    1. Overboard would have been bad. Lucky for us, we were at a dock and had lots of time to figure it out. Funny how similar it is to the car experience. It’s always fun to drive someone else’s car in the dark for the first time. Not.

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