Tuesday, June 24, 2008

home, sweet home

Here she is. The dream boat. Yes, she's a bit on the unattractive side, but aren't we all? Plus, we'd never lose her in a marina full of beige and white vessels, eh? 
Josh found this beauty on yachtworld.com and she's out of Beaufort, NC. She's a 29' custom steel cutter with all the bells and whistles that we are looking for.  She has roller furling on the forestay and the innerstay, a wind generator and solar panels, a watermaker, raytheon radar, vhf and cb radios, etc. She has been fully equipped beyond those little tidbits, but much of it still doesn't mean all that much to me. I am learning, though. She's a bit shorter than we were looking for, but Josh has been doing some reading about the benefits of a shorter LOA (length over all) with a longer beam (wider), which means you could have just as much cabin space without the extra length.
The only problem is that she's for sale now, and as we were hoping to start our voyaging sometime in the spring, this is a bit of a problem.  I think we're going to try to see if we can go see her over Labor Day and see what we can do... 

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