Monday, August 27, 2007

Back to our Roots

We're raghaulers (sailors) again! Our resolve to wait another year melted when Mark found this Catalina 30 at a great price. We've always liked the Catalina 30 for its great layout and smooth sailing. A blue hull was a bonus. She will soon be re-christened "Salty Dog" (what else?) and we'll have a few months to sail her before she gets hauled out for winter maintenance and some (mostly cosmetic) work.

Maiden Voyage

After work Friday, we drove up to spend the night on the boat. Saturday morning, we set out down the Sassafrass River and across the Bay to bring her home. Winds were favorable for sailing for several hours, and the rest of the time we motored. Our big fear was that Sandy wouldn't like it as much as Ben and Jen's boat, but we needn't have worried. Even the squall that took us by surprise after dark didn't wipe the grin off her face.