Sail away

Dream daysailers: 13 of the best boats for a great day out on the water

As most of you know, I was in the United States Navy for 6 years.

And although I know what geedunk, scuppers, and pink-bellies are, I could not hop in a 12 ft sailboat and sail it.

I’ve never verbalised an official “bucket list”, but of late(past year ish), I’ve fancied myself sailing…really sailing.

To that end, I’m keeping my eyes out for a day sailer that might make that dream come true. Contrary to what I had assumed, the financial layout for a sailboat is very much within my realm of possibility. A decent day sailer of the 12-22ft variety can be had for between $500 and $3000 +\- depending.

I actually went and looked at my first boat the other day, and although she needed some work(which I was unwilling to take on), I was able to help with the rigging of it, which proved to be valuable experience in itself.

So, more to come on this, and I truly hope anxiety doesn’t get the better of me, and prevent my following through on this…


Major hangup….

ok… can I just rant for a minute?
Am I the only one who can’t stand the little strap-stays…or whatever they’re called??
You know, those special little thingies on both sides of the hangar, where you would secure a strap..
Can I just tell you that I wish I could get back the time I’ve spent untangling a shirt, whilst pulling it off the hangar???
Sometimes, I’d like a shirt to just sort of fall off the hangar, when I pull on it…
Is that too much to ask?


Reid State Park Georgetown, Maine

Reid State Park