In order to get anywhere, you must first get halfway there.
That is always the hard part, getting to that halfway point. To get to that halfway point, you need to get halfway there too. You can see where I am leading up to with this, right?
Almost exactly a year ago, I drove up to Westport New York to see and purchase a Sea Sprite 23. I had been looking for a small full keeled sailboat to get back to sailing on. The Eventual plan is to buy a bigger boat and move aboard full time, but first I need to re-learn how to sail. I am also a traditionalist. I know that modern fin keeled boats sail better. they point higher, they go faster, and maneuver better.. but that is not the point. If I wanted to go fast, I would buy a lightning and be a terror on the water. No, I wanted a slow, heavy, and possibly even ponderous boat. Something that would keep me out of the inevitable trouble I would get into…
But first I needed to spruce up this sad little boat that I dragged down to Atlantic City.