Sorry mates, should have done my introduction
ages ago, especially BEFORE I post my first message!
I was reading every now and again in your forum. It's alive and you've managed to get a great community excited to participate, I love that!
There is not that much I can do to support you with, but I promise I'll do my very best!
Ok, now, I guess I'm supposed to introduce myself. But, really, there is not much to tell. Maybe this: I've bought my boat about 19 years ago, left my homecountry in 2002 and live aboard since. My boat and I, we've had a lot of fun together and did a lot of exploring, but there was also the other side. She took care of me and me of her, and, I have to admit, there was lots of things I had to learn about, some the hard way.
Right now we're on the boatyard with a big mission to accomplish: replace our deck
, build us a new interior
and get some odd ends and pieces to meet. I'm very happy that Tonga
is so patient with me and doesn't complain. I've been an office-girl and a sailor, not a boatbuilder
, not an electrician, not an engine-specialist, not ... not ... not ... but I'm learning
and I'm getting there.
Nothing different with the chemistry of my head
, brain, and my 2 hands compared to others who have built their boats on their own. Getting better with each single
day, it's slowly coming all back together and it turned out to be great fun doing this!
But of course, we're longing to be out there again in the big blue open spaces, feel the wind
on our skin and the sails
, ride the waves, catch up with the dolphins
and off to new horizons and new adventures! Still quite a bit of work to do ...
Well, guess that's pretty much it.
Oh yes, maybe worth to mention: my internet
is sometimes very flukey although I've got a powerful antenna
. So, sometimes it might take a bit longer ...
Cheers & very happy times to you all!