We've just closed on our new boat!
Here she is:
1987 CS Merlin Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
It's a 1987 Canadian Sailcraft 36 Merlin
Here's a review:
CS 36 Merlin | Sail
This will be my seventh sailboat, and I hope to keep her at least until I retire. She sailed like a dream during the sea trial,
with a very light touch on the helm (rack and pinion steering!)
She's been well cared for, although some things showed up on the survey. The first stop after Vancouver is Baggett and Sons Marine...
After CharlieCobra takes care of the problems, we'll move the boat back to Edmonds, where we now have two boats.
It would be nice if you'd buy the old one: 1984 Catalina 30 For Sale: PNW
She's been a great boat, and will serve her new owners well.
I've been looking for a new boat for about 9 months now. Figuring out what boat was tough. I got lots of advice from folks here,
especially Wombat (TDW) jrd22, and erps who helped me back when I was thinking of a pilothouse.
I also want to thank Alex, Marty (Amoretto), ArtByJody, CharlieCobra, and the people at CYC Edmonds.
Faster is a friend of the owner, and it was good to have his input and assistance as well.
You all helped me with this important decision, and I really appreciate it!
Our present plan is for Mark and I to take the train up to Vancouver on Sunday. We'll meet up with Faster there.
We'll leave at dawn on Monday and head for Point Roberts for a conversation with U.S. Customs, and then to Charlies Tuesday morning.
I'm grateful, excited, and nervous. We will have a great time together!
More to come,