Bought a used boat
in the water
from a person I trusted and cruised over 900 nautical miles with very few problems from December thru May. Went sometimes for several days without seeing another boat. Some days close to zero degrees and once spent 2 days and nights plowing furrows in the bottom with a CQR anchor
and all chain rode
in 50 to 70 knot
winds. Nothern lights at night, uncrowded anchorages
, beautiful scenery, and lots of wildlife.
Put the boat on the hard
to refinish the exterior and fix some things that I didn't like. I have spent the whole summer here fixing all the hidden terrors that should have sunk me. Might get out of here sometime in September.