Years ago I sailed the inland waterways in my big Jubilee Chesapeake Bay
, gaff-rigged ketch
. I once saw a smaller (maybe 30') with center cockpit
, small diesel engine
putt-putting along comfortably.
I think it had a small up/down mast
. For years I had "Albion" in my head
as the boat, but I can find no such shallow draft
, simple inland boat in searches. Now, at 74, I'm wanting to spend my remaining time sailing/putt-putting down Ohio
River, by-pass Mississippi
River by going through Ky. river system, etc - maybe down to Tenn-Tom. Take long time, no hurry. Anchoring
out, moving only when the winds and tides are right.
Does anyone recognize the boat I'm talking about - and "cheap" (being a necessary part. I live simply and a huge bathtub would suit me fine - but I may have a "1st Mate" - she may hope for more than a bucket over the side.
I'm in Williamstown, WV (near Marietta, Ohio
on the Ohio River)