1st boat..Plywood hull
boat. Toredo worms ate it. It had an old gas engine
with an updraft carb. Don't miss a thing.
3rd boat...46' Hunter
. Yup I got the one everyone warns you about when buying
. The only thing I miss was the marina slip I parked it in.
6th boat...lagoon 37' catamaran
. Love everything about it (after modifications). Ride, space, ability to cruise
, simple and easy to repair. Well thought out design, nothing hard to get to. Still own it, still cruise
Never forgot anything to take but I like living simply. Crew always wished I had more kitchen gadgets (small blender, spatula, and the like).
Scares...You can figure out my stories. Lucky my boat has been smart enough to just teach me a simple lesson rather than driving the point home.
1) I reef EVERY night, now, no matter what the weather forecast
and find the BEST anchor
. Do your own research! Get the best, as your boat and you rest on it.
3) Wait until the sun is high enough when entering a pass into the atolls.
4) Don't leave your BBQ on the rail when on passage
5) Replace the dinghy halyard
when you see it fraying.
6) Dinghies are spiteful beasts that are always attempting to escape or to pitch
you into the water