My first, and only boat so far is my little Clipper Marine swing keel 21' "SOLO"
I payed a whooping $0.00 for her. It took 4 years of relentless pestering, but I talked my room mate in to signing her over to me.
( ME."your never gonna use that boat, Just sign it over to me and I'll fix her up"
HIM. "Some day I'll fix her up"
ME. "When?" "Why dont we just put her in the water and see if she floats?"
HIM. "You dont even have a tuck to pull it with."
ME. "So?" "If I had a boat I'll bet I could find some one to pull it for me"
After a few years of that, One morning he walks out with a pile of paper work and says... "Here's your stupid boat"
We were on the water two weeks later......
That was last summer at the ripe old age of 29
She had not seen water in ten years, and was sitting all said and unused with no cover, full of leaves and spiders.
Here is a shot of her just getting to her new home. In dire need of a bath and lots of TLC.
And on the water.