I sold a beautiful Four Winns 37′ to a lovely Venezuelan family at the last Miami Boat Show. This transaction has been extremely long, though relatively painless. We are finally getting ready to close on it next week.
My boat-learning exercise for this week is to figure out the charts for the GPS. You see, my customer requested that we please deliver the boat to him with the charts already loaded.
I nicely asked my husband, who is an awesome boat mechanic, for help with this. The only problem is that he’s not only a mechanic. He is also the Warranties Manager at InterMarine and Tech Parts Specialist. So needless to say, he is pretty busy, especially given that our network server took a dive last weekend and we had 4 days of backlogged work to do.
So, he said to me: “Here’s the parts request sheet. Figure out what GPS the boat has, and get the charts”. At first, I was really annoyed. Enough so that my dear husband did end up going through the file and figuring out what GPS system the boat has. But then I thought – well, why CAN’T I figure out what the GPS system is, and get the rights charts for it??
So, that is what I will be tackling over the next few days. I will comment on my findings. Perhaps we’ll all learn something new about charts and plotters.