It's a love story, no other way to explain it.
I'd had other boats before and sailed on many smaller and larger. I had settled on a boat in the 30ft range as a good compromise between room and cost. Some things that I wanted in my boat:
- Comfortable accommodation for 2 that could stretch to 4 for short period.
- Skeg hung rudder
- Diesel engine
things I preferred:
- un-pressurized alcohol stove
- manual pump water
- no water heater
The first time I laid eyes on b29.9 I fell in love. Something about the proportions, the curves, the classic lines struck me. There were a few to choose from on the east coast. So I set off searching for my boat.
But instead she found me.