and he is thanking me? lol
Thank you Dave! My first sail since last Novemeber...it felt great to feel a boat move under my feet again. That C&C 35 turns on a dime, the shinny new mainsail was a beautiful thing, even if it was a PITA to flake
, the conversation was fun, and I learned many new things.
And who knew Dave was such a wild man in his "earlier" days
Jumping out of planes, two transatlantic crossings, and Trumps PC.
Days like yesterday remind me what I think is one of the best parts about SailNet (and other forums for that matter). The opportunity to meet people with similar interest, learn from them, and develop new friendships. Dave is such and interesting and generous person! A great sail on a great boat.
For those that don't know, Windgeist, our beloved T37 is still on the hard this year after being pulled last Fall. The plan was to pull the engine for a mini overhaul and drop the rudder for some repair over the winter and go back in this Spring.
In December, we found out my wifes job was going to require a lot of traveling, up to six months a year. Needless to say, with two young children were we not thrilled, it was time to explore some new job opportunities = takes time. With that, we also thought it could be a good time to sell the house and move closer to my work. (I've been commuting 80 miles a day for 8 years now, it gets old sometimes.)
Then this Spring our finished basement decided it was going to start leaking. That required digging up the floor, tearing down walls, and a lot of $$$ that was to be spent on more fun things like the boat
(BTW, don't use Mid Atlantic Waterproofing).
Sooo...I have done nothing to the engine, rudder, or the boat
At this point I am not sure we'll be in the water next year, but I am hopeful. On the other hand, we've been enjoying the new renovations to the house, I have been biking a lot more, and visiting family and freinds that we have a tendency to neglect during the sailing season. Heck, Ive even been watching some baseball and plan to get the family to see an O's game this summer.
Thanks again Dave (and Donna) for a day of fun on the water, and a wonderful motivator to start getting my boat projects completed