BLOG for July 2017

With the sailing class behind us the urge to get a sailboat of our own has naturally grown stronger. We really want to find something with minimal maintenance needs and upgrades. After the 1973 Cal 2-46, we looked at a 1979 Gulfstar 47 Sailmaster Pilothouse which we really liked the layout, it turned out to be a project boat we don't have any interest in taking on.

This week Judy and I fly in separate directions seeing family in three states. It has been about a year since we have seen family. My mom is in Texas and with her turning 88 this year, it is a must to see her when I can. Judy will visit the relatives in Iowa and then we meet up again in Colorado to catch up with the family there and meet the new great-grand daughter. Then back to home at the end of the month.

Once we get back to Washington we have another sailboat possibility to check out. It would be nice to have something close enough to enjoy (work on) on the weekends. Get accustomed to the sailing characteristics and equipment on board as well as take care of any needed upgrades. We'll see how things pan out.

By the way, we still have our three original Native American paintings by Cherokee National Treasure artist Bill Rabbit. If you or if you know anyone who is interested please check them out on Bill Rabbit Art.

Fair winds to all of our fellow travelers.