We had a great overnight trip on Pier's Bristol 40 over to St Michael's. Positives: -Classic and beautiful Bristol, sailed well -Sails and rigging in generally very good shape (Stbd frayed jib sheet should be replaced) -Engine was easy to run and had no problems -Solid anchors and plenty of chain -Space for overnight was fine for 6, has v berth and 4 bunks- but note will not fit 7 unless it's a nice night for sleeping in the cockpit -Pier was very accommodating of our schedule and communicated promptly Negatives: -Cabin wasn't cleaned before we came aboard, not terrible but dirty in some areas like head and galley and personal items lying around -Pier was unable to meet us at the dock, which is a bit dodgy w a boat of that size, mostly for him as the owner! -No depth sounder ?! This is the Chesapeake Bay we're talking about -Holding tank and head really need to be cleaned and odors dealt with -We didn't have problems, but make sure diesel tank is full and install a simple fuel gauge -Stove wasn't hooked up (though we didn't try) -Blue tape everywhere on deck- someone was in the middle of some woodwork, but not a big deal This was Pier's very first rental, so totally understandable that there would be some minor bugs. We had a great time and I would rent this boat again. Currently it is great for a daysail (apart from depth sounder), but before another overnight I would make sure a few of the issues mentioned above have been addressed.
Stephen and his wife were great renters. They were on time both pre and post rental. They had a little hiccup out on the water, but we worked together to get it fixed within 5 minutes. They inquired last minute, but I was able to accommodate to the best of my abilities. Thanks for using my boat and you are always welcome to use her again. Thanks!
Andrew is a repeat renter, and is everything you look for in this business - punctual, careful, communicative, good sea sense, responsible, friendly, etc etc etc - He is a model renter and it goes without saying that I would look forward to renting to him and his family in the future -
AMAZING! John is top notch and exceeded our expectations. The process was so easy and the boat was loaded with a blue tooth stereo, GPS, depth finder, and a cooler full of ice. This boat was a breeze to operate. I sold my boat 3 weeks ago and I'm thrilled to have this resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you John.