Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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Will do. We've discussed bring her home ourselves but I don't know if I can do it in a two week single-shot. We have friends in Cambridge who did a similar route in reverse and we're going down to discuss it over charts for Thanksgiving. A lot will depend on if and whether we can get slip or shore storage until we're ready to move next spring.
I'd say 80% chance we'll just cave and have her shipped up.
Will also depend on what the survey turns up as to whether we want her staged at a full-service yard to be ready for a squeeky clean spring launch. Our marina lacks ammenities like electricians, mechanics, carpenters, showers, etc. I do most of my own maintenance, but I'd have to have the boat where I could get to her - and some jobs I'm not comfortable with.
Keeping all options open.
So, whatcha looking at? After checking out Sabres, C&C's, Catalinas, a beautiful CS 36 that was just too big for our needs, and several sizes of Pearsons, from 1960 to 1990, we opted for a Pearson 31-2; and this is the third one we've focused on.
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive - R.L. Stevenson
I suspect that, if you should go to the end of the world, you would find somebody there going farther . . . - H.D. Thoreau