Originally Posted by gunkylump
It appears that we may have Kewalo sold.....sea trial tomorrow, then a purchaser's survey
......all should be good.
Today, we decided to go to the boat and start unloading our personal items. Two full cartloads later....we still aren't done. Still have tools, cleaning
materials....dishes.....stuff, stuff and more stuff!
How do you control what you carry on the boat? How much weight do you think you have added to your vessel?
When we called it a day today, she was bobbing about at the dock
like a frisky colt in a new pasture.......ready to "race all comers"..lol....and she's a Bayfield 29....she just doesn't win races!
It seems with time....the adding of "stuff" just keeps getting deeper and deeper......can you control that?
One thing I do, is if I buy new clothes, something has to go. I've been improving my stock of "nicer clothes" -- shirts and shorts or capris that go together, for instance, but each time I do that I make myself get rid of something.
The non-clothes stuff is tougher. I really do need that winch
rite, and now I find that it has its own nifty storage
rack. Not sure where I'd put it because I really like being able to lean back against the cabin
wall to read. But it needs a home so it doesn't get thrown about in a sudden wake.
There's a lot of that stuff I didn't know I needed when I started living aboard
. Then there's the spare sails
the old owner rejected. I'm going through them, but they look like they're still serviceable, and if my good sails
got chewed up in a storm i would want to have a backup. I really wouldn't want to go home with a bare mast
Personally I think if you're not tripping over the stuff, it's "OK." You wouldn't get my stuff off in two dock
carts either, but I don't think I have much on here that isn't used.
I have no idea how much weight I've added to the vessel, but apparently it isn't really that much, because the boat has a "natural" (as in even a naval architect couldn't figure out why) list of about 2 1/2º to starboard. The storage
space I use for most stuff is on the port side. I even keep my clothes on the port side, but it hasn't changed that list. So I don't think it can be all that much.
Let's not go "topic drift" on the list of my boat. Are you going to get a new boat? Have any idea what it will be?