We've finalized a deal on a 1973 45 foot Columbia
and will be back aboard the 1st of September. What we thought would be months and months of searching turned into a couple of calls and looking at the perfect boat the first time. She is listed as a 1973 but is anything but. All new hull paint
, new house paint
, new head
, new galley
, etc... She is like a brand new boat and has plenty of room.
Now it is selling the house, buyer already, moving and selling stuff again. Luckily from living aboard
before we had bought a small house and are no longer "collectors" of things. We kept the old boat adage, for something to come aboard something has to leave.
Really excited and looking forward to being in San Diego
for a few years and then cruising the west coast
full time. We will take week-end and week cruises until we are as comfortable with the sailboat as we were with the powerboat. A lot to learn with the sails
, handling, etc... But we'll learn and have fun as we go.