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Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."
It was definitely strange to watch my first boat sail off without me.
I didn't hate it, it wasn't a bad boat.
The day that I sealed the deal on my Pearson 30 was bliss.
The whole process was an exciting adventure- the research, the survey, getting second opinions from experienced friends, the testing, the purchase. Then came the repairs in the yard and finally, Launching Day. I video'd that with my phone. Watching that clean, sharp hull being lowered into the water...
I sailed her home on Launching Day, solo. I don't think I've ever been more proud or excited. It was a flawless sail. She seemed BIG after my Coronado 25.
I very, very, very rarely encounter a boat that makes me think "What if I upgraded..." and that moment doesn't last very long.
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1973 Pearson 30 #255