I've just signed on to Cruisers forum and I hope to chat with many of you in the next little while.
My name is Bob and, although quite ancient, I still love sailing. I reside in the Vancouver
area of BC Canada
I'll confess to all right now, I've been building a boat
for far too long ... but recently found someone who has been building a similar sized vessel for much longer ... which, makes me feel a bit better.
It's not that this is a big vessel, in fact it is only 24'6" on deck
, 10' beam and 4' draft
. It is what one might call a 'big' little boat
, having 6' standing headroom
throughout the cabin
space ... spec-wise it is similar to Lyn & Larry Pardey's first boat "Serraffyn". in fact that's the reason I bought it in the first place.
It was a F/G Hull
assembly with no drawings or plans when I acquired it a long time ago. The boat is of traditional design, not unlike a Falmouth cutter
. The interior
is finished with Teak
and Yellow Cedar with loads of teak
trim on the exterior ... including a teak deck
which is currently in the process of being installed.
There have been many long periods of inactivity ... usually due to other priorities such as: An almost total rebuild
of our home, A major interior renovation
as well as major landscaping projects in both front and back of the house.
I recently renewed my interest in the boat ... so I'm hoping I can stick with it so that I might take my long time sweetheart (my wife) sailing once more while I am still able.
I will have some questions of you folk but will leave that until my next post.