Or rather, they bought it together, and sawed the time they can use it in half. Still, how often do you use a boat? All the time? Of course not. Not even half the time, so this will work out great, I am sure.
It is a Fu Hwa 34. I don't know much about them, but I am learning, and impressed by the build and design.
I got to go out on it for a test run yesterday, and it looks, feels, and smells great. You can tell a lot from a boat by the smell, believe me. In a boat with a fair amount of wood in it (and this one has that) your nose is one of the best instruments of investigation. I sniffed around all over, through the engine room (which is quite commodious for a 34 ft boat) and was very pleased with the results. We left the dock gently, for this boat has both bow and stern thrusters, and we headed out into the Straight of Georgia (we were leaving from Blaine, WA). The main engine is a 6 cylinder Perkins Diesel, generating about 120 hp at max throttle, but when set to a humming easy pace it pushes the boat along at about 6.5 knots and everything is quiet and smooth. Hardly any wake comes out from behind the boat at this speed, and from the flybridge it is almost like you are floating along on a magic carpet. It also helps that the windows in the enclosed flybridge are huge and when it is sunny you feel quite tropical.
More info about the boat can be had here: http://www.sundanceyachts.com/boats/1984-34-fu-hwa-taiwan
That is a link to the broker, and for this exact boat, not just the model. Hopefully it will stay live for a while.
As we motored along, I noticed there were some Long Tailed Ducks here and there on the water. I took a few pictures but they were shy.
Another thing I've been up to was going over to eastern Washington to go fishing with my dad. We went to a small lake in Moses Coulee, where the gigantic floods from Lake Mazama (a glacial lake at the end of the last ice age) carved out alternate pathways for the Columbia River. This one is now empty, but the high walls and flat bottom is awesome terrain.