Ex-Calif? Hi folks. Life took a wicked twist in October of 2014. My expat contract
ended and I was told I had 60 days to find a job. That sucked but worked out awesome. Ended up in Cincinnati Ohio
in March of 2015. I joined a local lake sailing club but haven't been super active yet other than a bit of crewing
- New hobby is classic MGs... Thinking about buying
just for laughs.
October 2014 I really had to step on the gas to finish the refit
on Relax Lah. My brother and his wife made two multi week trips to help and I could never have done it without them. Of course it is totally ironic that the boat got finished after 2 years on the hard
only when I had to leave. Such is boats. We did get to launch her and sail her a bit prior to my departure.
I never got done some of the projects I wanted to do but it came out pretty nice. New paint
topsides, completely gutted and rewired interior
. New cabinets throughout including repositioning the head
to the port side and adding a built in cooler. Shameless plug
for some items in the classifieds - new quality stuff in the box - spread the word.
Relax Lah! did not sell prior to my departure but she sold a couple months later. I was fortunate to get top dollar for a Singapore Maxi
and went back to close the deal and do the delivery
. With the refit
costs I broke even on the boat - actually I made money
but that's another story.
Here are some photos of launch, post launch and delivery
. For those interested in where the boat started out look for my long 3 year old thread on the refit.