Actually having made my "bit" on the internet and semi-retiring as a result of the "internet" . I can guarantee you with certainty that not all is well with Hugh's purchase
Every sailor beams and broadcasts their potions and travails from Cape Town
to St Helena, through the Doldrums via Trinidad or not to the Caribbean
Yet nothing. Not a peep here.
Sure things may be so blissful and everything is so fantastic, that all the flurry and blog entries and posts here, not to mention two threads made about the build, were nothing more than panic and anticipation and shear nervousness on Hugh's part. And now that everything is AOK, no need to bother returning to the thread. It can
happen. It could well be.
On immediate review the catalyst in my opinion that shut Hugh Down here was some asked several pages back something to the effect ' how much are they paying you or how much was the discount for you to promote the boat and take it to the boat show'... since then dead silence. All the way through to 2016.
Quite honestly I couldn't give a flying "frig" right now having learnt he was merrily posting on his blog like all is well. As said multiple times now, I am in the market and was weighing the options, this silence pushes me to exactly where I want to be.
Nota Bena: in the future anyone custom making, ordering, commissioning a vessel who creates a thread or blog, have the common decency and courtesy to follow through to the end.
As far as I am concerned as of today's date based on the bizarre replies and non-replies here:
of the the St. Francis 50 mk II: Wayfinder' is a dud. A failure. Another. Paul from the UK who had to fight hand and tooth. And I say this with conviction based on nothing more than the lack of courtesy of Hugh Howey the author who so eloquently prose'd his delight in his new vessel, to today where he sits in hiding whimpering everywhere else except here.
Like I said not my problem but does reconfirm my original idea of what I want or need. Since I live in the neighbourhood of both I was watching and waiting to see if rotting Old Duncan breathed fresh air.
No USD for you!