I am in the middle of packing for a three week trip to Florida
to work on my boat, and thinking of the projects that I need to accomplish on this trip. As I was reviewing some pictures I realized that I can't help admiring her, even after all these years. It's like owning a beautiful classic car and after parking her and walking away, you can't help but turn around to look back and admire.
Do you have similar feelings about your boat? I wish I had a way of describing Solace to people. I mostly like the shape of the hull
, the way that the compound radius forms the beam. To me it's like looking at a classic Aston Martin and admiring the lines.
One of my favorite movies is Master and Commander. One of my favorite lines is when Captain
Aubrey is describing the Surprise and says "Surprise is not old; no one would call her old. She has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast... very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old; she's in her prime".
How do you describe your boat? I can't believe that I am the only one that thinks about this?