Hello to all, and thanks for being here to provide so much experience and wisdom about something we're all in love with. I've spent a few years on San Francisco
Bay as a regular crewman racing
Islander 36's, and later owned my own Islander 28, which was as sweet a boat
as I've ever sailed on the bay. Have also done a little bareboating when I had money
to burn, and have also sailed from San Francisco
to San Diego
and back on a classic
Swan 43, which was a wonderful experience. I'm sneaking up on finding my own cruiser in the 30' range and then pointing towards Baja
and on to the S. Pacific. For a year, two, ten? I have no idea, but as you all know, we aren't getting any younger and there will come a day when this sort of adventure won't be possible any longer. So, I look forward to sharing thoughts and experiences with all of you.
PS: Does anyone sail a Snipe or C-Scow? I learned to sail on both when I was a teen. The C boat
was all wood from Johnson Boatworks in Minnesota
. What a hoot to sail!