I just want to thank everyone for the feedback and encouragement in the string, I just got back from transporting the new "Life Of Reilly" from Maine
to Rhode Island
, she is now sitting moored to my previous Life Of Reilly.
It was funny
coming into the mooring
field and pulling up to the old boat, I really liked that boat and will miss her when she's gone, she's pretty, fast and completely debugged, but like all things it's about the future and the past is gone, still she gave many wonderful memories and taught me well.
Of course that boat was completely debugged and gone through, everything works well and needs little attention, the new boat already has a two page list of "things that need to be fixed". We found much on the transit that needs attention, good thing my wife and I know traditional navigation
, without instruments, also a good thing we always bring backup.
Ah, the joys of getting a "new old" boat, I can now look forward to at least two seasons of work to get it up to the condition I like my rides to be in, of course with sailing in between. Fortunately not a lot of big ticket item, except for the electronics
, just a lot of labor, oiy.