Well, I got her home safely. It was a long, slow, haul. Luckily, only a couple of close calls. I have gotten some work done and we have been blessed with good weather so we decided to take her out for her maiden voyage (for us). Everything went well, motor ran fine, and bilge was as dry as when we left. Wind came up a bit while we were out and we got to put her through her paces. Needless to say, I'm pleased. I've got some thank you's to get done and I can't let any more time go by without spreading the love so here goes: The T-top seemed top heavy and had a lot of flex. As a matter of fact, it was ripping the aluminum console apart. First thing I did was get the two back legs added. Many thanks to Tom and crew at Pacific Yacht Towers for squeezing me in. These guys really know their shit. Not only did they mangage to get it looking like it belonged but it is strong as all get out. No more flex, I mean none. Fast, clean, strong, and a fair price - I can't thank them enough and would highly recommend them to anyone. Next was to add the new bimini and strataglass enclosure. Went to Murphy's in Pt Loma. Another top notch operation. They sewed these things up in a couple of days. I hate to spend too much time in socal so the quick turn around was much appreciated. Not to mention the warm, dry, ride for the haul out to the 11 and 13 this fall! Once I got home I went to work. Cleaned things up a bit and changed out the bilge and bait pumps. Checked all the electrical connections to make sure all looked clean. Then I added my electronics, Raymarine C80, DS600 fishfinder, Icom VHF, Alpine stereo, etc. I have a few more things to do. I am going to put in a new floor, add a second bait tank in front of the console, and I scored some sweet pompanette outriggers from my buddy Mike. Then I'll be ready for when the real fish start to run. For now, I'm just gonna use her. Lastly, I want to thank my buddy Rich Austin at Ellsworth Marine for all his help and advice. If any of you know Rich you know what a stand up guy he is. He knows boats inside and out so if you are looking to buy a Riviera he is the guy to talk to and Ellsworth is the place to go. I'm lucky to call him my friend. That's all for now. Let's go fish'n!