over 2 years since this post.
The adventure has begun...and I am learning
first hand the true meaning of 'Adventure'...trial and error, wonder and learning
, new tools, breaking and fixing, making it work for me and mine.
In April of 2009 I happened upon a very well cared for and well equipped Precision 27' sloop
; "The Toybox".
Well designed by Jim Taylor, nimble, three and a half foot shoal lead keel
inboard, roller furling genoa
, auto pilot, radar
side band, FLIR cam, depth/anenometer/speed, biminis, spinnaker
[New truck to pull the trailer...an unplanned for 32K expense]
Now docked @ 9017' at Lake Dillon Colorado, my wife and I are doing the 'shakedown' which is shorthand for 'learning all the systems', fixing the rare problems and upgrading the boat for true single-handed sailing.
Adding JiffyJax and cockpit
controlled reefing next week.
We are hoping to put Toybox in salt water
next winter...time and reality will tell if my dream to circumnavigate the Caribbean
can be made to come true.
Now I actually have some experience so I can contribute.
And I will