Hello Matthew, First: "Congratulations" on your new Endeavour! You say "a fixer upper", but wait; I just checked a sailing dictionary and the word "sailboat" is defined as "a fixer upper", I'd reckon starting at about 30 minutes after being first put in the water
. (any "old salts" can feel free to correct me if they feel otherwise).
And while I'm by no means "an old salt" (yet, working on it), but sounds like I've collected a bit more sailing that you've gotten, so far at least. I was out 30 days/2000 nm last year and am officially at ASA103. (We can discuss later about my suggestions for a good, cost effective, approach that you might want to consider for your sailing education - I'm all about education.)
So that said, it would be a bit of a 'road trip' to get to Lake Toxemia from Wyoming, but who doesn't love a road trip (I've driven much further for much less). I'd love to see your Endeavour
, in part because I also used to own an Endeavour 36', a 1980 built. I see your's is five years newer, I'll be curious to see the differences.
Plus it's winter in Wyoming, so a long weekend in Texas
, sailing, sounds pretty darned nice right now. At this point, you're talking about next weekend, let me see on my end and will PM as/if this becomes workable.
Thanks in advance,
John (landlocked in Wyoming, temporarily, and it's just now warming to above freezing)