Mike and I discussed retracts, flaps, respective motors and services. Magnesium elevators, back up alternators, continental cylinders, avionics and fuel bladders. What an education!
About the landing gear; it's 52 turns to manually lower the gear. I guess it will take some workout time to make that happen. ;)
We also discussed flight training and courses offered by the Bonanza Society. The discussion moved on to annuals and Beech knowledgeable A&P's with specific Beech training.
It was a very positive experience and if everything falls into place on the remaining items to do list, we will be making an offer on the Debonair in Mississippi.
I asked Mike if he was available to ferry the plane home if we made the purchase. He said he could and to call him once we know what direction we are headed.