We made it to the boat show
today and boy am I tired. We climbed on and off a lot of boats today, all the way from a really adorable little tug all fitted out like a doll house to an amazing 55' Stephens Bros cruiser... just elegant and in impeccable condition... going for a mere 250k. This one is a life long project
to keep in such splendid condition... it was fun to look at her.
In between these two we saw some amazingt sailing boats. The catalinas were all this decade, some last year or this year and frankly we were not so thrilled with them. Had that tract house feel to them with stateroom and heads so huge as to make NO sense at all, at least to us. Very little storage
. We just can't see ourselves cruising in one. We would have to go up to a 40 to really gain much more real usable space from out 28.
The beneateaus and jeaneaus were fun to look at. nice details. The Hunters surprised us... well thought out and nice traditional styling with a fair amount of interior
wood, rather than all the white plastic of many others.
But we have to say that the Islander Packets, particularly the Estero were pretty amazing. The SP Cruiser was very cool as well. and they were both inb a warm creamy tan gelcoat
that made them particularly inviting... pricy of course, but fun to look at.
THEN I took Himself over to the cat... and let him see for himself just how... civilized a cat can be. He was totally sold. It was pretty funny
. He went from "I will never have a catamaran" to "well, it sure has possibilities, and you say it sails
smoother than a monohull
He even went so far as to say "the interior
pretty much makes up for the lack of sex appeal on the outside. I pointed out that it's like kids
. You always fall in love with your own child and see the beauty in them even when no one else can.
It pretty much a fun day. Runs thru next weekend I think. Over at Jack London Square.