Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Meet the Nocturne

Well, it looks like perhaps Adam has finally found his free boat. We thought we were getting a 26-foot boat, but it needed so much work and repair. Adam was really concerned that we would not be able to afford the upkeep. Then he had a chance at a 31-foot boat, and he was just afraid of the boat. A sailboat that length, single-handed by a novice sailor, can be terrifying. And the potential upkeep on a 31-foot boat is substantial. Of course, these are some of the reasons their owners are willing to give them away! That and the moorage fees they're sick of paying.

Last night Adam got an email from a man who has a boat yard. Adam has been persistent about asking folks about possible free boats -- just to be on the lookout and let him know. So ... this boat is ours! We have to wait until the guy gets back in town, but they have agreed. Adam will need to sail it around from its present location to the slip where we'll keep it, about 10 hours of sailing or motoring. It's in great shape, with an outboard motor. It's 19 feet, a Cape Dory "Typhoon." It's a rather famous type of boat, made from 1977 to 1986. We have the 1977 boat.

5 comments:

  1. It's a beauty and sure to bring hours and hours of pleasure to the family, MK.

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  2. Yay! You'll be sailors! Way to go, Ratty!

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  3. That is amazing. I just told my husband he laughed out loud. Totally appreciates your passion! Way to GO!!!

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  4. A boat for free? That's fantastic. I don't know a lot about boats, but I like being on one. Have fun on your boat!

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  5. Glad to hear it! Want to hear how the maiden voyage goes!

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