Howdy y'all! I have to say that because I'm from Austin, Texas
. No blue water
here, but the wife and I have long range plans to Cruise
/ central america
. To get started, we have recently purchased our "training boat," a 70's vintage Seafarer 29. We are keeping it on Lake Travis.
Structurally, the boat is in good shape, but it's been sitting at the dock
for years. Yes, in the water
. Thankfully fresh water.
I'll be replacing all the running rigging
, rebuilding the outboard motor
, replacing some exterior woodwork, and doing a general scrub down. Also new batteries, wiring
, and cushions
The list is long, but I hope to have her sailing the lake by spring. Then, in a few more years, we trade
up to our "real" boat down on the coast.
Experience-wise, I grew up on boats on the Gulf South of Galveston, though my experience leans more to power boats. Even so, I've done some sailing, and plenty of maintenance
, repair and navigation
My wife is from West Virginia, and a stranger to blue water, but very much on board with escaping the rat race
. Her learning
curve will be bigger than mine. So we're taking this gradual approach, and looking to include ASA
courses along the way.
We are looking forward to sharing the journey here!
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