I have been working for months to get Precious ready to launch and in the best possible situation I have months more to go. I understand why so many boats go from one owner to the next without getting any closer to sailing. Everything takes longer than I thought it would. I am just now preparing to buy supplies so we will see how well I estimated there. The problem is we are a boat
owner for six months and the only sheets
I have trimmed were rented.
It's time to do that again. My crew and I (my wife, son and daughter in law) will charter
22 this Saturday and enjoy a day at sea. This time we will actually leave the bay and sail the ocean. *assumes his best Capt. Morgan
pose*. Maybe work
our way up the coast towards La Jolla and back. /chuckle
We are all very excited to get out there. We have been reading books
and watching videos but i think you can only really learn to sail on the water
. It's a bit hard to justify pulling boat
funds aside to rent a lesser vessel. But I need to sail. It's not a desire but an obsession. This is the reason I had planned to not buy a project
. My biggest fear is she never sees the water
. I'm committed to getting her afloat. But the more i get done, the more i learn, the more i come to understand how little i know and how much more I have to do than I thought. I just can't wait that long.
I am anxious to get in the water often enough to determine if this is our future or just a mid life crisis.