Hi All.... very cool thread! The power of the internet
is endless. I will write you much more later but I wanted to say 'hi' for now. I am that elusive - hard to find - maybe out there - person who 'might be interested in an old rusty steel boat
- I am the NEW owner of the Kompier... JW!
Wow... what an adventure. I happened to find the listing on Craigslist and was in Fla, (from Vermont) within 24 hours. Great boat
with much promise. As I said I will send more details to you all later when I have some time... right now I am working on logistics to get her all the way up here. We had a full couple of days sorting out the goods... bringing all of the valuables to storage
and stuffing the rest of the rotten junk back in the boat for the trip North.
Dee and her sister were Soooo much fun to work
with and they both put in lots of hard work
to help us sort things out. Trying to sort out the agreement went on to within the last 40 minutes of me having to make a decision (for my sanity). There was another party interested as well so it was very intense. In the end I ended up with the boat and plan to work on it for the next ten years and then go for a long voyage.... The vessel "Maverick" is a serious world cruiser and build in Holland
. I agree with the surveyor
who studied her many years ago... she is a very fine yacht. For now though I will be filling dumpsters full of stuff and one day we will turn around and start the rebuild
... I will post photos later.
Short of time... for your viewing pleasure here is a link to my sons 1st boat - he is now 13 years old - at this time we are much further ahead in the restoration
than the movie
Dee - if you see this... nothing would please me more, and seem more appropriate, than committing your brother to the sea from his own restored yacht... Very important. I will co all I can to make this happen for you and your family
More later... JW
ps the name UbailISail is a name my son and I have been using for years... might have to look into changing that with regards to Maverick!