I appoligize. hope that i didnt get off on the wrong foot on this forum. I am not looking for a hand out, but rather maybe some people on this forum may know of a friend or seen a boat in the yard that they think may be something the owner would like to get off their hands. i wrote my original message in haste, as i was at work at the time.
When i refered to these types of boat as "leaky teaky" i did not
mean it in a derogatory way. As there are many different names (ie. Formosa
, Ct, Mariner, Island Trader
, Seawolf, Sea witch) for these boats, i thought it would be best to call it by its nickname. And honestly i thought of it more as a term of endearment, rather than derogatory, considering the large and loyal following these boat seem to have.
A little about us:
my name is Ricardo, i am a freelance designer/engineer by trade
. Im from seattle
and my friends and i decided to make a documentary on restoring and sailing a boat. I have lots of experience with carpentry, mechanics, and glassing. Currently im building a wood strip kayak
that i hope to tour the san juan islands
in. I have a large group of friends willing to help with the project (one of whom works at holland
america in fleet engineering). My sister is also helping out, she is a muti-award winning editor/producer and has gone to sundance twice. She will be the person to make the documentary look professional. I feel lucky to have such a great team around me.
About 6 months ago, i had a boat lined up to buy down in Portland
, OR (it needed a lot of work). I had my car packed and we had just purchased new cameras (HD) and sound equipment
, but unfortunately the seller decided he wanted to keep the boat for now. So the last 6 months, as i work, i have been looking for a new boat for our documentary.
I cant say i blame the guy. He was going thru a hard patch in his life at the time, and wanted to hold onto what he could. It unfortunate that it set our project back a few months, but I wish nothing but the best for the guy.
We have a website ready, but felt it was best to have a boat before we launched (excuse the pun :-) the website.
Our goal is to purchase
a sailboat, fix it up, and sail it. We want to show people that you can do it yourself, if you have the drive and patience to learn.
I hope that i have not offended anyone, and i can not stress enough that we are not looking for a handout. But rather trying to get our project going again. I am not your typical slacker trying to get free candy.
Have a great day.