I've been scouting things out and lurking (and learning) for a while, finally saying hi. Mostly because I'm finally getting to the specifics of being able to talk about "my" boat. My partner and I have been actively searching for the past year or so, and finally put an offer on a steel
Colvin gaff-rigged Saugeen Witch (34' LOD, with the bowsprite LOA
is 42') this week. Yes, I know not to count my chickens before they're surveyed and ultrasounded (in the process of scheduling for the first week of May), but we're pretty excited nonetheless.
Writing from DC at the moment, but moving up near Havre de Grace/Bush River area soon, assuming all goes well we hope to keep the boat in Middle River while we get it fixed to our liking -- it's a little barebones in the amenities right now. We're looking towards eventually long-term cruising and living aboard
He's done a lot of small boat sailing (grew up on his parent's trailer sailer) but is new to this size/complexity and, I have...we'll be generous and say ahem
a bit less experience. So let me just say, as someone who's pretty new to all of this, just reading these forums
has already been an invaluable resource.