Thank for the interest in the boat. We are so VERY excited at this point. We will be closing in the next 2 weeks, then we fly to WI to pick her up.
We will then be taking 1 month to sail her from Sturgeon Bay, WI, through most of the Great Lakes
, through the Erie Canal, through New York
City, and out to Long Island
where we will be working for a few months and readying the boat for work in the Bahamas
I will likely be off this board for about a month, so you will see those pictures late August or early September, once I get the boat's computer networks set up.
Finally, I'll be able to post some pictures of projects and various boat photos like everyone else!
The boat is in great shape, having spent 10 of her 18 years of life in fresh water
. She is solidly built (from what I understand and can tell by inspection). She has been used mostly for light sails
around the lake, so a lot of her gear
is in decent shape, even though it's old. She lacks a lot of cruising/chartering gear
, but we felt it was more important to purchase
the hull/layout as we can add in any other parts
as we go.
Photos will follow in late August. I also am talking to Gunner (Irwinsailor) about this inland passage
, sharing notes. He was planning to do the same one.