I appreciate the welcomes, seems like this board is pretty welcoming and lacking most of the useless attacks and pretentiousness that some boards and members on other sites practice. I like that.
Tao, no cowboy boots... but ill kick off my work boots, thats as good as i got... thanks for the welcome.
is a heck of a place, though im from a bit south... my grandfather was an avid sailor and ship's carpenter
and has lots to say about the character and unyielding craftsmanship from Maine
, I however only know what it looks like from the top of the ski slope... Ill get cruising up around there soon enough with the boat project
nearing an end. Thumbs up on your boat rebuild
, im starting to think that if you can swing it timewise its the only way to go boating
. Im going to hunt around and see if i can find some pics of your ketch
, im a big admirer of wood boats... one of these days Ill actually get around to building that wood lapstrake rowboat from those plans i have bouncing around here...
Blue, thanks for the welcome and to you: congratulations on recently becoming a sailor! I work in the construction trade
and I see that alot of people resist the idea of sailing because of some macho thing they have going and instead fuel
up their stink pots and go make wake. To me the most beautiful thing about sailing is the self sufficiency and the quiet. That you cant get on any powerboat. Good choice.
Looking forward to knowing you all.