I am not a great Sailor. I am not a brave Sailor. I am not a rich sailor. I am not a poor Sailor. I am not a stupid sailor. But.......
I have always wanted to sail of into the sunset. The time is approaching when I do it or sell the boat and buy a small plot of land in the dead centre of town.
I have a 1984 Dufour35 #254 since they only made 250, I always feel special.
Before that I had a Tanzer 28 and a family
of four kids
and a big dog. Went lots of places including an expedition up to the ice fields in Alaska
when it rained every day for 33 days. Decided to get a bigger boat.
3 years later saw the one that captured my fancy and I eventually bought my Dufour
35. Built as a fast blue water
cruiser I intend to test it out. Kids
are grown, dogs
long gone. My first wife never really got over the trip to Alaska
So now I have a good boat that I need to get ready to live in the South Pacific
and eventually to Phang Nga Bay. I may never see 20ft of snow again or feel -25C again ( in american that is frigin Freezeing)
So I have bought the following kit to fit on the boat.
Capehorn Steering gear
Katadyne 40e watermaker
100 w Solar panels
Still need a refrigeration
system that will work down south.
A defunct Brit autopilot
system that cost a fortune just before they went belly up. Still hope to use it to generate power by water generator
Did I mention I am a complete klutz :-0
So since if I share my trials it may make the pain easier once I figure how to put photos on this forum I will share my journey.