Continuing with the idea of occasionally posting "things we've learned thus far" here is a tip we figured out while looking at a bunch of boats.
After our first boat shopping trip, one of the things we quickly discovered was that we had a hard time remembering details about the boats we saw one after another. So, after our first trip, we decided that we need some better means of remembering. I thought perhaps it would be helpful to start taking videos.
I started using my cell phone to take video of the interior and exterior of the boats we thought we were more interested in. T hese were far from professional grade cinematography, just shaky panning around rooms and wandering through the boats. But it did what we wanted and found it helped jog memories about details.
I also found it did a bit more. We've been able to go back to the videos to answer questions that we had later. It's very handy when you are no longer near the boat in question.
So, if you go shopping for a boat, try taking a video that pans around to explore the space. It doesn't have to be excessively slow or a long filming, but anything captured you may find handy when you have that lingering question in the back of your mind.
I also have a question to ask of you. Would you be interested in seeing the videos I've taken of some of the boats? As I've said, they are just shaky cell phone videos, but if there is enough interest I'd be willing to annotate them and remove/replace the audio tracks so they could be posted. Leave a comment and let me know if you would be interested in seeing them.