New to this forum and back into sailing after an absence of 40 years. When we started raising a family
back then (1970) we got out of sailing and into airplanes and motorcycles. Our last boat was a Pearson
Ariel (26' I think).
Last September we purchased a new to us 1992 COM-PAC 27/2 in Gaylesville, MD. Good sound boat. Had to forgo flying as no longer could pass the FAA medical
. Am working on getting it back, a work in progress. Therefore, we sold the plane and back to ragbending. Brought it down over two days to Regent Point Marina, Topping, VA. Since then we've had standing rigging
and roller furler
replaced. Most of the running rigging
is now replaced with merely a few lines to complete. Also new head
installed - what fun that turned out to be.
Sailed for the first time (in 2009) last weekend, Saturday, June 20th. As we remember how to sail, we'll start covering more water
. My wife really wants to get fully up to speed as do I before undertaking too much. Slow and steady wins the race
In the past we sailed the great majority of the bay north of Solomons Island to Delaware. Used to base in Back Creek, Annapolis
, MD. Many trips to St. Michaels, Oxford, Popular Is., etc.
We're really looking forward to picking up where we left off. BTW, the fellow sailors at Regent Point Marina and very nice.
Looking forward to meeting more folks and taking the rest of this season to get the boat fully in the shape we'd like it to be. Plan on taking it down the ICW
in the future and playing around in Florida
and the Islands iof I ever retire. Currently having too much fun to retire.
Gary & Kathy