Hope your all well these days. My name is Lee i have enjoyed viewing your forum for about a year now, Thank you all.
I moved to central Alberta Canada
and miss those years of sailing on a 40 ft Wharram
cat my friend and i bought when we were 21 or so years old. I also took a free 27 ft Thunderbird the Marina gave me and restored it and sailed all around the west coast
inner islands. Funny
but i kept the T-Bird for 3 years and never had an engine
at all, i skulled it in and out of the marina or when i had to help a tack happen! Yup blessed days for sure. After i moved i missed sailing so much i wanted to charter
somewhere and take a sailing vacation
Even though i had sailed before and had been from Van to Gr Cayman by boat
in the 1980s and had boats my first problem was i had to get certified so i could charter
a boat. I got the bareboat
skippers cert and chartered a 40 ft Cat in Cuba
. It was great. I was certified in Thailand
at Sailquest which was great and i love those guys. I have been back for milebuilders with Captn Tim (Sailquest) and gang and was in the Samui regatta
in 2019 with the Sailquest team, Super fun!
I was so depressed when the 2020 Samui regatta
was cancelled and my flights were cancelled that i bought a 1978 27 ft Balboa
swing keel trailer
sailor 10 days ago and it sits outside my office window (work from home). It came with a seriously seized Yanmar
SB8 so i have removed it and all the associated gear
and will DIY
the Thunderstruck 5KW electric
. i am a certified welder and millwright so i will make it happen shortly.
Enough Enough i heard you, I have lots of questions but will try to address them in the appropriate forums
Again thanks for the many enjoyable reads.