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Tom Sail
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Old, Dirty Boat

My wife and I are a couple new to sailing. We have purchased a 1979 Watkins 36 aft cabin sloop.

The boat is in great condition structurally and was ready to sail when purchased. It was however, fairly dirty and lacked many creature comforts.

There is a lot of work and many improvements we will be making in the short term. Then of course there is the continued work and improvements of ongoing boat ownership, but anytime we want to head out for the weekend, she is ready.

Really, the only knowledge of sailing I had when we purchaed the boat was from books. My wife never really read any of them, so she had pretty much zero knowledge. Since then we decided to just take that and go. So we have been learining on the water, on weekends, and really just trying to figure things out.

I'm sure the community will be helpful to our learnings as well. Thanks!

1979 Watkins 36 Aft Cockpit
Couple in College Station, TX
Vessel in Port Lavaca, TX
Whew, we have a lot to learn...
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