2001 ... Phanty! from sail.finnevans.ca
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2001 ... Phanty! It might have been a mid-life crisis but we sold our Toronto home and our C&C 27 MarkV. We looked at many boats, all over Ontario, Annapolis and Vancouver; we spent hours on yachtworld.com 'til finally we found Phantasia II a Niagara 35, Mark 1 designed by George Hinterholler. You can see my review of the Niagara 35 in May/06 Cruising World, Classic Plastic.
Mike went for the initial viewing, and we flew to Miami then drove to Fort Pierce to prepare the boat for
trucking. My first encounter was a real thrill. Phantasia, although an early model had extensive upgrades done by the previous owners: a new engine, remodeled galley, rewiring with additional batteries, water maker, raw and fresh water foot pumps, 12-volt fans, retrofitted hinged screens, solar etc etc. She also had a brand new 15hsp Honda and 11ft Avon rib on davits. The 300 lbs suspended over the stern had caused compression cracking and we felt threw off the balance so we removed the davits, sold the works and have bought a small roll-up.
While waiting (a month) to go into the Bonte Boat Works shop we refaired and sealed the keel and rudder, then applied new bottom paint. Our first addition was a Ratheon radar followed by pressurized water with on-demand propane heater which we mounted on the aft bulkhead. We like this item so much we've considered getting for home.