Was just about to sign on the dotted line so to speak...
Almost ended up with a worn down unloved 80's IOR racer
that required to be sailed back to Australia
. Fell in love with it as it is my era of racing
and she represented Australia
in the Admirals cup, so deserved to be recycled and given a few more years of giving fun (but would have given many more years of financial pain as well).
arrives in the email
inbox, ready for me to sign and transfer deposit to US. Almost signed, perform yet another search online, this time on local Australian website. This has been a ritual for the last 1.5years and taken many more hours than my actual work is seems.
Anyway, last search revealed a classy looking cruiser that had nice sleek lines and an interior
that actually had seats, galley
and bunks, not to mention a private head
. All the stuff I thought I would have to build/install myself!
This is a Cole designed Pawtucket 35, looks cared for and updated. Email
sent, but got curious and impatient by midday, so call broker. Someone else is looking and checking her over and doing a sea-trial the following day, but no deposit or agreement yet so I jump on the chance after the broker still had not received a deposit from the other party for the old girl.
Now getting survey
and flying up to inspect for myself.
Just shows, never to late to find your dream, just don't get bogged down on the dream details, racing
, cruising, build your own or just potter on your boat. Dreams are fluid and can change, as long as the subject matter (sailing) stays the same!
All that said, if any of you have any input on these fine looking yachts, please let me know, good, bad or ugly, any information is very much appreciated.
Sail well, Ancor