Hi My name is Bill and I'm a boat
addict. I recently completed putting what I hope are the finishing touches on a cold molded, 41' Alden gaff schooner that I spent the last 17 years building. Actually, it goes back even further than that. In 1983, while my wife and I were house hunting, we found a fixer-upper that also had enough property on which I could fulfill my lifelong dream to build a boat
. But first I had to rebuild
the house. That's all behind me now and for the past two years that the boat's been in the water
, we've been cautiously taking her out on Long Island Sound
where I live to learn how to handle her. I've sailed sporadically most of my life, but mostly on boats much smaller than this one so there's definitely a learning
curve. Anyhow, here I am and I look forward to speaking to, and hearing and learning
from you guys.