After 40+ years of powered boating
, in everything from motor
canoes to 83' CG Utility boats, I've decided that fuel
is expensive, wind
is free, and I have nowhere to get to in any hurry. ($2,400 to top off the fuel
is a good motivator) So, I bought a well used, well rigged and moderately maintained 81 Catalina
22 to learn to sail on. Have had her for a month and have yet to get near the water
. Figure it will be a few more weeks until everything is ready for sailing. (If I don't do it now, it will get 'defered' until the next season. And since we can boat year 'round, it may never happen.
I was searchng for some tidbit of info and found the forum, so joined up. Look forward to some bench racing
as time goes by, but for now need to get back to oiling teak
and varnishing the tiller. (two of many little things to get her back to workmanlike condition.)
Maybe see you on the lakes, or even the big pond out west of here.