I'm a 38 year old female who is learning
to listen to the pull of the wild. The sea draws me towards that special place where I feel alive and free. So, when I was introduced to sailing around the San Juan Islands
in Bellingham bay it made sense that I felt an instant connection to the community. I knew someday I would want to be a sailboat owner and, to have all the responsibility and freedom that comes with. That day came much sooner then I anticipated. I now find myself the owner of a 28' Islander
that has needs like all boats do.
My three main current
1) Making the motor
reliable and accessible. The diesel engine
doesn't start at the moment. The previous owner went the route
of giving up on it and replaced it with a Honda outboard motor
. I cleaned the carburator to get it running but it very challenging to use because I weigh the same as it and lowering it into the water
is like doing yoga on a very thin mount.
2) The jib
sail needs replaced or repaired. I ran into road blocks to getting it repaired that were significant enough I switched to looking into replacement.
3) I am a novice
and need to build up my confidence through experience.