Hi, everyone, I apologize that I haven't posted here in quit some time and also for this lenghty post, but I am in need of help from the sailing community to get back to my sailing life if at all possible.
Ok, so I am having my sailboat SV Brilliant Sea, a Islander 32 MKII hauled from Colorado to Galveston TX Pier 77 boatyard. I will be traveling in my truck with an overhead camper and my sweet Aussie mini Ace.
My first need is to ask anyone in or near Galveston to allow me and Ace to park overnights while I work
on the boat
during weekdays. I have a lot of work
to do to the boat
but am planning on a max four weeks to get done what needs to get done. I am a carpenter
and can do projects in trade
. I just cant afford to stay at an RV park and pay for boat storage
I will be sailing to Sarasota
as my destination
depending on slip availability(need help and suggestions as well on that area).
I am really anxious/nervous of how all this is going to work so all the help and suggestions will be taken seriously and gratefully.
Another detail I haven't figured out is how to get me and my pooch back to Galveston after I drive my Camper to FL and then sail the boat to our destination
. My dog means everything to me and he is my number one responsibility.
Thats it in a nutshell and there are a lot more details to figure out of course.
So allow me to tell you more about my situation and I do apologize again for the length of my explanation.
A lady I knew when I was young when I taught skiing in CO found me living on my boat in NJ back in 2015, we fell in love and I moved back to CO to be with her and we had a plan to sail in our older years. I moved the boat to CO so I could work on her and make her new again. Well I ended up working on her property and nothing much got done to the boat. She and I split up last June, she gave me my Ace and said I have till April to get the boat off her property. I was a sudden shock to me and of course my fault. I had no money
to start over but I have been working my but off to keep Ace and I living and to save the $5,000 needed just to do the boat haul($3,500 haul, $800 crane and about a thousand at yard) not to mention the materials i need to fix up the boat.
So I really need some help here folks, I want to get back to sailing and I'll do anything in my power to do so but I have realized that I can't do it without asking for help.
I will be starting a youtube channel starting when the boat is getting put on the trailer
in CO called Brilliant Sea, Ace and Me. I will have a Patreon account and will hope to have a good following on youtube.
So there it is folks, I'm getting close to crunch time and I do have some work here in CO to get some more money
saved up but I fear by the time I get to FL and get a slip I'll have nothing left to support Ace and I.
So for Florida
help, I will have my full compliments of carpentry, electrician and plumbing
tools to work. I also can do any boat work as well. I will need to get to work right away in this new life and am pretty worried at this point. I am a survivor and will do anything for my dog and I....and hopefully keep the sailing dream alive as well.
Thank you all, this is and has been the hardest time in my life but I know better and warmer days are to come.
Brilliant Sea, Ace and Me