Re: Watkins - A good old boat.
Originally Posted by Gary Watkins 30
I bought an '88 Watkins 30 about a year ago. The boat was in great shape, just needing some bright work. The one issue is rain leaks, some fro stations and fittings that are and easy fix, but the real issue is the portlights. The is no identification, but most are telling me that they look like Luwmars. My research reports Bowman as being used in the later 80s. Starting to reset the ports and need to replace gaskets. Any thoughts.
Where did you buy your boat?? I was looking at a W30 also around that time... the one I was interested in was in Titusville, Florida.
As I cast off for that very first time,
The "rope" in my hand has now become "line".
And hauling the sails to the top of the mast,
That "rope", now a "halyard" holds strong, taught and fast.
Then sailing in brisk winds full force on a beat.
The sails are trimmed in by that "rope" that's a "sheet".
And now at my anchorage with sails safely stowed,
I trust in that "rope" that now serves as a "rode".
Through all my life I will never lose hope,
Of a reason or time to play with a rope.