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Venture of Newport 23
I tend to learn by trial and error. I wanted to go cruising and I wanted some comfort so bigger had to be better, right.
Whitby, Ontario has both a yachtclub and a marina and back in '86 -'87 it also had a chandlery, Neptune Marine, which also sold boats. When I bought the Siren 17 in Owen Sound there was also a Venture of Newport for sale at the time but a) I did not think I could afford it and b) it was to big. I go forward by small increments and not just in boats.
Neptune Marine had a Venture of Newport for sale that needed TLC! I bought it in the fall and when I wanted to insure it I had to get a survey done. By the time the surveyor came it was winter and I had thought that things were okay. No - the water had gotten into the boat via the hatches and it had frozen. It also was missing most if not all of the safety equipment.
Copyright by Peter Deppisch, February 2006