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Old 10-17-2009
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Saying goodbye to my boat....

My family and I recently moved from Hilton Head Island, SC to the Florida panhandle. As a result of the move, I had to put my boat up for sale. The alternative was to move it, which of course meant sailing it around the Florida peninsula, or through the canal, a passage of some 800-900 NM. Anyway, I found a buyer for the boat and I'm back on the HHI to finish up the details -- cleaning her up, a few mechanical fixes, and a sea trial. I can't tell you all how unbelievably difficult this is.... Argh. She's just an old Catalina 30, but she's been such a wonderful boat. Had her for three years and it's killing me.... putting the kids toys in a bag and moving them out to the car.... removing their blankets, stuffed animals.... doing all the little maintenance, which is something I've kind of enjoyed.... Apart from the wife and kids, this boat has been THE MOST wonderful thing that's ever happened to me.... sounds silly to say, but it's true. My wife keeps reminding me that it's easier to move money than it is a boat and that we'll be getting another one soon. But it won't be this boat. God I love her.

Hope you all are having a better day....
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