The Big List of Repairs

This will be a running list, updated to reflect the ongoing repairs. I expect it to keep growing as new things are discovered. The following are major issues that need to be repaired before she can launch: Bottom: Needs to be scraped & sanded down to the gelcoat, in some areas even right to the glass Throughhulls repaired/redundant ones glassed …

Learning to Sail

For those readers who may be interested in learning to sail themselves and are wondering how to best go about it, I highly recommend starting with dinghy sailing. Dinghies are very sensitive, so they teach you to carefully read the wind and waves and how to keep good trim. Bad trim on a dinghy is easily recognized – she’ll flip …

The Journey Begins

Well, I’ve bought a boat. Everyone familiar with boats will know what that statement entails. Boats are a big commitment. “A hole in the water in which to throw money” is an often used definition, and it’s not far off from the truth. And the boat I’ve bought is the worst kind; an old sailboat that has fallen into disrepair, …