Naturally, if you're planning to turn your life upside down and go off to live on a semi-converted 1937 riveted steel boat on the inland waterways, what you really, really need is.... a 1937 wooden motor cruiser on the east coast for holidays.
Hopefully it is not too premature to introduce Singapore II. The offer has been accepted; the engine trial went fine... there is just the survey to get through tomorrow. If that reveals serious issues we're so far not aware of, then we may have to walk away. But fingers crossed.