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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Plans subject to change, again
My lovely wife and I recently “finalized” our fall and winter plans. The idea was to tow our Oday 19 behind the ambulance/camper van. That way we could do a mixture of camping and short sailing trips.
Well . . .
There we were watching a Youtube video of someone doing a refit of an old sailboat. They got it for nothing, but it needed a lot of work. My lovely wife was curious how much that model of old boat went for in good condition. Next thing you know we are on Craigslist checking out old boats. Her question was soon answered, but one thing leads to another.
Next thing you know we are checking out a lot of different boats. A new listing had popped up that showed a decent boat in the 30 foot range. It's currently in a paid up slip on the coast. The price was really good and the boat ticks off most of our boxes.
It certainly isn't a trailer sailor so we'd have to leave by October to sail it south. If we spent most of our time at anchor instead of in a marina, our costs would be quite low. That's easier to do on a boat with working plumbing, solar electric, and a full galley. It would be a very inexpensive way to spend the winter.
We could sail the boat back north and keep it on the coast of New England for the summer. Another option would be to sell the boat in the spring. We could afford to let it go for small money for quick sale. Even if we let it go for 1/3 of what we would pay for it, we would still have had a cheap winter home.
I love it when my lovely wife and I brainstorm these ideas. There is no telling where it will all end up.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.