We had a sailboat. It was a little 13 foot AMF/Alcort Puffer, just barely big enough for two people, but it was easy to sail and I could store it on a trailer in the yard. I wanted a bigger boat, one that had a place to store stuff (like me and a cup of coffee) out of the rain. I was thinking along the lines of a 19 foot Mariner or O’Day, or maybe a West Wight Potter. Then a number of things happened:
- We went sailing on a friend’s 39 foot cruising sailboat
- We decided to sell our cabin in Gustavus
- The cabin sold quickly
- We became financially semi-solvent, a rare occurrence
- We went boat shopping
So we now own a 1979 San Juan 28 sailboat.
A bit bigger than I was originally planning…