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Flying Scot #4964

It has been a busy 2 1/2 weeks! I had been looking seriously for a boat only since the start of August. Top of my list ended up being a Flying Scot. Well, one sort of fell into my lap due to some email inquiries I had made. The note came to me on my way out the door to drop one of my sons off at school, I was taking a little time off before starting my new job so I had some time, off I drove to the see the boat with my youngest in the car. A quick look told me this was a good boat for the price. That afternoon I discussed it with the First Mate and she agreed. A quick call to the owner and we were set to meet her that Saturday. The boat is from 1994 but had only been sailed around a dozen times. The last few years (probably 5+) it had not left the trailer. Luckily it was covered the whole time. Therefore, the cover is in bad shape, the hull is weathered and needs a good scrubbing, and the trailer needed a new winch, coupler, bearings, and tires. Agreed to buy and immediately pulled the bearings and coupler. That week spent the time getting the hitch on the minivan, the bearing races replaced, etc (and started my new job). Met the seller during the week to complete the transaction. Then back to the storage yard last Sunday to put on the bearings, unstep the mast, and haul the boat home. All hot and sweaty work but it is now home and in the garage (barely fits). The trailer is now 95% ready for serious action (just need to get spare tire fixed). The boat still needs a wash, polish, and a deep gouge on the hull patched. A couple of the lines are in the washer right now getting the moss off of them. OK, enough yacking, here are pictures (I hope SD's post was right)...

and finally me next to the boat (notice the bare axle).

I know you would all rather see boats on the water but until I get a small tear in the mainsail repaired I won't be on the water.

Flying Scot # 4964

Golf is an exercise in Scottish pointlessness for people who are no longer able to throw telephone poles at each other.
-Florence King

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