Join Date: May 2013
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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness
i'm going to go look at it again tomorrow, to make my decision. then, I will either decide to take it or I will strip it and go home.
it's a tough decision. do I make her mine and bring her back to health or do I treat her like trash, strip her of what I can use, and leave her to her fate? rough though she looks, there she is, sitting on the water, just waiting to be sailed....waiting for someone to give ****. when I stood on her deck leaning against the shrouds with her moving under me on the water, this evening after she was free of the mud, it felt liker home. sailboats have that effect, even when they are in need of help.
but, tomorrow I will give her one last look to make sure I have all the info I can, and didn't miss anything. then I will make my decision. it's funny. whether it's boats or cars or motorcycles, I usually have a pretty dependable gut feeling and my gut isn't screaming walk away. my head is full of doubts, just as it is when setting sail in heavy weather. but my head will always make me pause and fail to rise to the task, if I let it. you can talk yourself out of anything. there are logical reasons not to do just about anything you can think of. think about it long enough, and you'll never take a step outside your door.