I'm new as a member
of the Cruisers & Sailing Forums
. I've poked about a bit for a couple of years as a visitor, but I've been boatless for several years and just found and bought my new pretty just a couple of months ago.
S/V Anne is a Little Harbor 44 center cockpit
purchased out in Tortola. Some of her equipment
is rather dated and in need of updating, her bottom was caked with around 20 coats of old antifouling paint
and some things were rather less than perfect. She surveyed very well and over the couple of months since purchase
there have been few surprises (NOT none, of course).
I've got her hauled out in a diy yard here in Jacksonville
and the bottom has been soda blasted and I'm into fairing and barrier coating the bottom. I'm also replacing the stuffing box with a dripless coupling and having the transmission
There will be a few other things to address before we get away for any period of time but we figure on the Bahamas
this winter and maybe Maine
S/V Anne is a fine looking thing and will be even better looking when we can paint
the topsides a proper flag blue. And beneath the looks, she is well built, solid and finest kind. Bringing her home from Tortola showed her to be a good, fast sail that lives up to every bit of the reputation of Mr. Hood