Just a quick introduction...
I just wanted to say hello to all and let you know I have enjoyed lurking for the last week or so. I have lived on the water my whole life and after a ten year break started fishing again this year and then....BANG, a "friend" with a 44' Irwin got me hooked on sailing larger boats. I had only sailed small boats when younger.
While I am sure that I will eventually curse him but for now I have pulled the trigger on a 1981 US Yachts 27 that had what I wanted (wheel, Roller Furling up front, and a diesel). The boat is clean and all there so all that should be needed (knocking on wood) is to launch in the spring and to let my wife give the cabin her once over.
I can't post pics yet but I was surprised at how clean the boat is. The PO is a nice guy and will help rig/fire up/launch in the spring for a nice bay sail to my mooring behind the house in the spring. For now I look forward to hanging around here and tapping the experience on the board.