I retired, bought a sailboat, and moved to Oriental, NC, six years ago. My longest "cruise" to date was a two-day sail (without engine) to Okracoke with my son and two days back to Oriental. I have to say sailing into Silver Lake Harbor after dark raised my blood pressure a bit. Now I have a Beta 14 diesel
. Our next cruise
is planned for this summer to Cape Lookout.
Because my wife Betsy is not very fond of sailing, I am adding equipment
for single-handing--automatic inflatable
vest, harness, lazy Jacks, downhauls, etc. However, I still cannot get in/out of my slip with a cross wind