That Kells looks like a great first cruiser!
I wish I had started on something like that,
I'd have been offshore
thirty years ago.
I paid (Paid!) $10 for a waterlogged
row boat with no transom
and the holed bottom separating from the sides.
And I thought I had bought a boat!
Well, I learned a few things and ended up just
wrapping the whole thing in fibreglass.
It must have weighed over #200.
In fact is was almost certainly responsible
for my hernia repair.
And I loved it.
I'd grunt and swear and scrape it onto
the roof of our 10-th hand Town Car,
load up the wife and kids
and picnic our way through the inshore islands
of the Pacific Northwest
I hope to Neptune to never do
anything of the kind ever again,
but ya know what?
Those were the golden days.
That was cruising.