Forget that last boat. What a nightmare inside and below. I have stated before that all I need is a sound hull, a few sails and a semi-reliable motor and I'll be happy.
Well, there is a saying in the sailing world, and I don't mean to offend any God fearing folks,(I mean you Kat).
The saying is this:"You want to make God laugh...tell Him your plans!"
Yes the hull was sound, yes, it had a motor, and I didn't look at the sails. The motor stopped me. It was electric. It ran off a 'Made in South Korea' generator set. It pushed the boat along at 3 knots!!!! 3 knots? Currents are stronger than that! Hell, a good head wind would be the most humiliating thing that could happen to me!
Picture this; My captains hat pulled low down on my face, so low there is just a hint of a dangerous glint from my eyes, my billowing white shirt open to the navel, my Charlton Heston chin thrust defiantly forward and the dock getting smaller and smaller and the wind over powers that limp electrical drive....
Now where is the glory in that?
Lets not mention the wiring, oh the wiring...then there was the panelling. Panelling on a boat?
Damn, the beast was lovely from the outside, old school lines, not like today's cookie cutter boats. That boat frightened me. Well back to looking....LOL.....Allan