Yes the name is a take on "das boot" and it does indicate I got a "free" boat which of course isn't as free as I'd hoped.
Anyway, I'm the carport skipper
of a 74 venture 17 swing keel
number 147 that had the mast
stay ripped off in a squall. It had been repaired and functioning but the wood sat too long and it has to be redone. The deck
support under the stay needs replaicing and I've bought a new break winch
to replace the old one. I'm sure it'll get worse from there but I'm determined to try and run-aground/sink on the Great Salt
Lake and maybe off the west coast
sometime this summer.
Wish me luck!