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Sailing Last Straw
Ran into some liveaboard folks while on a canoe trip that dumped out into the Great Lakes who convinced me to by a sailboat... The rest is history, bought an old 1970s Venture 25 last fall and pretty much redid it top to bottom over the winter, took on some jobs like recoring decks, rewiring, building a hybrid composting head with pump out holding tank and a bunch of other stuff, still working on getting good video and learning the whole video editing part. So much to learn about boats, rigging, sailing, engines, navigation, weather, communications... Sailing just brings so many different skills both scientific and artistic into one focal point. Such a great resource here!
Coming from canoe tripping where I could carry a month's food and supplies in a 16 foot boat, 25 feet is like an ocean liner and I could be out all summer.
Just popping in on smaller waterways close to home base right now, but hope to be out on lake Ontario and Huron later this summer.
Everyone has their cause, I hope in my small way I can work to cutting down on single use plastics and other micro plastics going into the waterways.