My wife and I are sailboat owners again after a 7 year hiatus. Our only other boat was a Catalina
27. We enjoyed sailing it around Elliot Bay, the lakes, and particularly our weeklong cruise
around the San Juan Islands
. But that mid-70s production boat was tough to maintain.
The new boat is a Dudley Dix design, 30' Caribbea, built in 1993 at the Nebe yard in South Africa
and sailed on its own bottom across to the US. I'm as interested in working on this well-built boat as I am in sailing it. Electrical
will probably be the first big undertaking since there are a number of antiquated and failing components. It's only been two weeks and already a huge education.
Wish me luck!