Well you say it was bound to happen, and maybe you’re right. We added a boat to the fleet.

Yes, we.

So, despite having two perfectly good boats, my First Mate and I decided we needed one more.

My friends Doug and Michael fixed up the rotting hull of this beautiful lapstrake, Bolger-designed chebacco, but were ready to move on to other projects.

While I can run a table saw and mix epoxy, my forte is more in the realm of adventure, so I was glad that they could clean her up and leave me only to work out the operating systems. Although she is now structurally sound, she’s only been on the water a few times and for all intents and purposes is a new, empty boat.

Over the winter I’ve been working with some friends to get her ready for a summer cruise.

I wrote an article about the first night out over at 48 North Sailing Magazine. Lean into the discomfort, click the link. Make the jump! Enjoy.