I was out in the sea kayak
this afternoon when I spotted a boat I'd lived aboard for eight years. She was headed up the channel, so I gave chase for a couple miles before she finally turned into a marina. I was able to get there just in time to help the owner--it turns out he was owner #3--tie up in a slip.
They'd just bought the boat from the guy I'd sold it to, and had a zillion questions. For example, he'd found the in-deck faucet for the wash-down pump, but couldn't find the control switch. Stuff like that. And they'd just discovered the 90% mylar jib
I'd had made, which they didn't realize they were buying
with the boat.
It was fun to see the boat: new dodger
, new digital radar
, new electric
toilets, new fridge, et cetera, and fun to be able to point out some of the modifications I'd made of which they were unaware, like a system to rig a preventer.
Totally made my day! I was so glad that they are living aboard
and a year away from cruising the boat to Mexico
Anyone else had such an experience?