Marine Service Provider
Last Activity: 20-01-2023 10:39
- About TabbyCat
- Vessel Make/ model
- MaineCat Catamaran 41'
- Vessel Name
- still cruising after 15 years
- Marine Insurance Agent
- Sailing, Scuba, Biking, Tennis
- A Boston Whaler Squall was my first sailboat. It was virtually indestructible, had a little 3 hp motor and a sailing rig, so my parents felt it was safe to turn me loose on the S. Florida waterways with it at the tender young age of 7. A series of dinghies with ever larger engines followed, reaching its climax with a 40hp Evinrude on the back of a 14'Whaler. My parents were yacht brokers, so I got to experience many different boats, since often part of the deal was free dockage behind our house in exchange for the listing. In retrospect, it sure seems like it took Dad a long time to sell that Hinckley Bermuda 40!?!
In college, I got a Hobie 16, which I sailed in the Gulf of Mexico, trailered to Texas, and up the east coast in search of good sailing. After college, when I met Mike, I took him out for a sea trial on the Hobie before agreeing to continue dating. We spent the next 20 years doing all the normal stuff - marriage, cars, houses, climbing the corporate ladder, etc, but with a C&C 34 sloop and racing J105s in Annapolis thrown in for fun. 5 years ago we decided that racing on Wednesday nights and cruising the Bay on the weekends was still not enough time on the water to satifsfy our boating fix, so we sold it all, and are now cruising our Maine Cat 41 in the Caribbean.