Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Middle River, Md
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Hello Jody, welcome to this raucus sideshow (at times) called Sailnet! I started sailing right after leaving the Navy in 1980. It was a 12' single hull, I don't recall the name, that I used to rent at Lake Wallwnpaupack in NE Pa. Since then I've owned canoes, inner tubes (for the Delaware river, 3 of them with a plywood bottom floats a 1/2 keg nicely, don't try that now tho, Uncle Sam is watching...) a 19' runabout, a 29' cruiser, a 25' cuddy, and now the pround owner of a 41' Morgan ketch that is going to take us (Wanda and I) to faraway places in a couple of years. The only boat I still don't have is the 19' runabout, I guess that makes me a commodor, whooooppeeeee! I've sailed the Morgan on the Magathy River off the Chesapeake Bay twice so far and she is sweet. I've just removed the old engine and in two weeks I will be sailing her to Middle River where she will be berthed during the refit.
Wanda retires in two years and right now resides in Albequerque, NM. I will be fixing up the boat in the meantime. We will probably spend a season on the Chesapeake to shakedown the boat and the sailors. Then off to the Icw and points beyond as we get more comfortable and seasoned. We have had this dream for quite some time. I have ever since I was in the Navy, I knew after that experience that I would have to get back to the Carribean on my 'own time' someday. The journey is just now beginning in earnest for us. Excitement about it has rejuvinated this soul I can tell you. Live the dream Jody!
P.S. I'll wait until the thread gets more out of hand to become a joker, although Giu has already put the pressure on it.
I love being on an Even Keel WTF are YOU lookin at?????