Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanked 65 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Glad there were no surprises and now you've got a new boat with a new engine. Nice!..
Having fun with the bigger boat?
Getting there.. It's been a year already and she's cost me a small fortune having a shipwright show me what to do and the right tools for the job (Forstener bits aren't something I needed on the Hartley!). Finding crew can be a challenge, but we've had some great times aboard her already.
I do miss the other boat sometimes, but then I think of the excitement of trailering and rigging up on stinkpot-laden boatramps and then I don't miss her any more.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"