Hello. I joined the forum in 2009 but it looks like I have a whopping 8 posts so I thought I'd "reintroduce" myself given my inactivity.
Proud owner of Chotto, a Slocum 43 that I salvaged/saved and is at this point, virtually new. The original owner, after sailing around the world, lived on it and let it go to pot. Unfortunately, he had Alzheimer's and was pulled off the boat before it sunk. Having sailed on slocum's and loving the boats, I negotiated a purchase
with his trustee and went to work. About a year of intense work later and she was sea worthy again. Now I'm just doing the little stuff and the nice to have stuff to make her more comfortable and easier to single
I've been sailing on and off since I was 12. I lost
track of all the boats I've owned in the mean time. I primarily sail out of Galveston bay but have quite a bit of offshore
time with various trips to Mexico
and a few points beyond. I even has a chance to sail while living in the UK some time ago.
I'm now retired, and due to an inner ear disease, mostly deaf, but with cochlear implants I get along ok.
Planning a trip next spring to Florida
for a few months. Probably just the ft Meyers area, hit the keys, out to the dry tortugas
then home before hurricane
season kicks into gear