Congrats. Just did my first solo sail last Sunday, but that's another story.
08-31-2010 12:20 PM
08-31-2010 08:43 AM
Congrats on the maiden voyage and the new-to-you boat.
08-31-2010 08:01 AM
Yes there are. I think we're looking at a completely new set of instruments next season, and there are some wet spots on the deck, per the surveyor. He gave us some tips on how to keep those from getting any wetter, and how to keep them from rotting.
Here are a couple of pictures from the trip. Proper pictures of the boat should follow after this weekend:
08-31-2010 07:39 AM
Great story, my maiden voyage to my boats new home involved 34 hours of motoring as we had no winds. We did get to sail for the last two hours. Sounds like you had a great trip. I hope you have many more. You did learn that no matter how great the condition of the boat, there are always things that need to be fixed!
08-31-2010 07:37 AM
aaronwindward: A lot of our time was made with the motor. I had to accept that I wasn't nearly adept enough to keep he chugging along at 5+ knots with anything but the most perfect winds, and we only had three days to get her home before we had to be back at work.
It was loud, but, fortunately, our diesel is fairly economical and using 10 gallons of gas was a much better deal than having a hauling company take it up for us.
08-31-2010 07:04 AM
I'm in the planning stages of buying a boat, and the prospect of getting the boat from the seller to a berthing near home is the most daunting part of the whole operation, given my general inexperience. I really appreciate your detailed account, including distances and windspeeds; all-in-all, it's pretty encouraging!
08-30-2010 10:40 PM
Good story! I think you did great. I hope I have a similarly uneventful trip home with my new boat.
08-30-2010 10:39 PM
Nice telling of the tale... where are the pictures????
08-30-2010 10:31 PM
Sounds like a typical maiden voyage. I remember mine was pretty eventful too and it was just one day.
Congratulations on your new boat.
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