After a few years away from sailing, I getting the itch for another boat. Growing up in Miami
in the 50's, I spent a lot of time on the water
- but it was all in power boats (Sorry..
to sail in the Chesapeake was fun, and like many others, a steady succession of boats (Westerly 26 / Southern Cross 31 / Cheoy Lee
48) finally brought me to my senses and my wife and I sold our stuff, moved aboard an Allied
Mistress, and sailed from Virginia Beach to the Florida Keys
. We enjoyed cruising the Keys and the Bahamas
until our last move to Southwest Florida
and a home away from the sea.
It's been too long for me, and once again I'm looking for a sturdy 26-31 footer that I can set up for singlehanding
. Actually, I'm looking forward to spending some quality time diving
in the Exumas
again. I joined this forum in the hopes of re-charging the old batteries and meeting some of the owners of those 'great little boats'...
Anyone wanting to know about the Allied
Mistress 39 - I'm here to help. Ours was one of the aft-cockpit, Mark-III versions that had just returned from Europe
when we fell in love with her in Charleston, South Carolina. She was a great home for my wife and I and our two little Schipperkes.
Looking forward to spending some time aboard...
"Still Crazy, after all these years"