So I went to 'Honest Joes' (by taxi, because who knows where my bloody Sidewinder was hiding again) to look at the Krait.
Well, it may have had one careful owner, but also a few less careful users as well. The 'unbelievable low milage' was certainly not believable. In fact the rest of the add should have read: ’Twice around the clock, drinks like a fish and goes like a tortoise. Full history (includes all original letters of complaint to the factory).’
While the hull looked solid, the rest of the ship had been gutted, and was probably on the way to be sold as parts. The modules that where left where E-class modules, it could barely lift it self off the ramp, and it had a jump range measured in ship lengths.
...so naturally I bought the ship. I couldn't help feeling sorry for the old pile of junk, and Honest Joe looked like he had won the lottery. I even got a good deal on some wing mirrors.
Now, I will have to think really carefully about what to tell the wife on the way back, but luckily the ship is plenty slow to allow me time to come up with some bulletproof arguments.
Speaking of bulletproof, maybe I should wear something more...nah...I'm sure she’ll understand.