Tuesday, May 17, 2005
SHELL POINT MARINA, RUSKIN, FL
10-17 May, 2005. We stayed here to check out a real neat 39 foot Ericson racing sailboat. It was a bank reposession. It was packed with mahogany and pretty much ready to go with minor repairs. We were the only bidders and put a reasonable bid on it.We didn't quite meet the "recommended" starting bid but hoped they would part with it since no one else had placed a bid. It wasn't ebay so there was no reserve or official starting bid. They dragged their feet until someone offered $12,000 so we obviously didn't get the boat. The no-see-ums were unruly here- to the point of maddening! This is another Florida marina that is selling off to the condo developers. Either way, we have no desire to return.