"New" is relative ... my initial posting is about three years old. Once the weather here in Germany changed into summer mode while the last weeks, I managed to prepare the boat again for the (short) summer season: new antifouling, polishing the gelcoat, new 12V electric installation, new land power supply (230V here in Germany with lots of security guidelines to be met), even a small chartplotter (Garmin GPSMap 620) and an AIS receiver are aboard now. Since last Thursday, I'm floating again - I have a mooring berth for the summer at the yacht harbour of Duisburg, at the river Rhine. Not that easy to stay out of the way of the larger vessels here - the Rhine is about 0.2 miles wide here, and the business vessels are overtaking both up the river and down simultanously, so you have up to four vessels next to each other sharing the navigable channel deep enough for them. And such a business vessel is often a pushing unit with 6 or even 9 barges in front of it, approx. 270m (~0.1mile) long. These barges are sometimes even anchored in the river for loading/unloading or even waiting, so space is further limited by them, Using the AIS collision alarm does not make any sense here: you are almost always within <100m range of some solid steel when driving the Rhine. But it's still fun to go out cruising for an hour or two after work - who else can manage that in a city approx. 250mls from the coast? I'm still very satisfied with the Chaparral and the 1.7 diesel engine: last season I used up approx. 140 liters (~37 gallons) of diesel fuel in the whole year, with several weekends cruising on the river Ruhr (12km/h ~ 8mph speed limit) and some afterwork sessions on the Rhine. With a fine V8 engine, 140 liters would last for a single weekend (at best), I guess. But of course the sound of a small 4 cylinder car diesel engine with a screaming turbo is nothing compared to a big V8 at relaxing cruising revolution.