I'm Paul, and I'm a Sailor.
Ok, I'm working on the latter.
I was taught by my father who built his own boat in the late 60's. His father also sailed, and was a leader in the Sea Scouts out of Mt. Clemens, MI in the 20's and 30's.
My Father passed a few years ago and my brother has since restored the boat he built. I have decided it was well past time to teach my 14 year old son to sail. I guess my 17 yo daughter can learn too.
So after a search last spring about this time for something cheap to get out the water with, I came across a Chrysler Buccaneer 18. It had been sitting for 10 years and had turned a lovely shade of Oxy-Pink! The gentleman who owned couldn't get around anymore and his asking price was set by a story of the summer he boat his first sailboat. I drove away with it for $150.00
A few weeks and bottles of heavy Oxidation remover brought this 30 year old boat back to near new condition. She's fast albeit a bit tender, but after the first sail, my son asked if we can go again tomorrow! The wife and Daughter have been out as well, but they would rather ride along.
I'm looking forward to getting it back in the water any day now.
I took my brother out and he told my son, he is the son of a son of a son of a Sailor!
Cliffnotes: Hi, I'm Paul, I sail.