I believe you are speaking of my father's boat. He passed away in 2008 and his beloved Marisol II was sold. I am happy she is still loved and used.
I am not a sailor, but spent many hours on the Chesapeake and days in the Bahamas
He sailed her back and forth from the Chesapeake to the warm south for over 25 years, many of them on the waterway. He often left her at Man O' War key for the winter.
I believe she went to Cancun
and maybe to Dominican Republic
I was aboard in the Virgin Islands
once, I believe between St John's and St Thomas. There was some heavy weather
- everyone but the captain
was seasick. It was exciting exhilarating. She is a very dry boat.
I know my father did the Bermuda Race
once in Marisol I, a Clipper 36. On the way back there was a terrific surprise storm and we didn't hear from him for several days. It was July 1975. When we heard from him, he said several boats were lost
. He was at the wheel
all through the storm and had tied all the line on board to tow behind. He said the troughs were as high as the mast
But the boat came through without a problem. I believe he wrote an article about it for Yachting.
The he subsequently ordered Marisol II - i believe with some special hull
design by a famous hull designer
. He wanted more space and a better kitchen.
I know he and his buddy, in a similar boat, did some offshore solo trips together where they took turns being on watch.
He was a fine sailor and an excellent navigator. And up until the end could slip that boat right into the tightest dock spaces without a problem. He really loved Marisol and his sailing and always did the highest quality upgrades and repairs
I hope she brings you the same satisfaction and happy sailing.