My first sailboat!

Recently towed this girl home…
Fun fact: was told it’s a 16′ O’ Day Daysailer …but not so much
So far, have not been able to identify the maker!

      • 14 ft LOA
      • 5.5 ft Beam
Sailboat

The below pics were taken in an effort to identify the maker of the boat.
So far, no one knows!

Sailboat Set2

Sail Away Part2

Well,  it’s only been 5 days since my post about my inability to sail a boat, and the quest to find one..

It’s hard to believe that I have since then, taken a first lesson sailing!

On Fathers day yesterday, Levi & I went for 2 hours sailing with a fabulous instructor, on a lovely 21 ft sailboat.

Now, in addition to geedunk, scuppers, and pink-bellies, I can point to shrouds, clews, and forestays!

It was a blast, really. I’ll likely go again for a 2nd lesson.

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?

#stopthemadness
#downwithstraphangars