I always loved boatyard, all of them: The sound, the smell, the crowd working on their boat, just the feel of it. It’s a place where people with the same passion can meet and share it with someone.
I have spent the last 10 months or so far from those peoples, boats and the biggest talking I would have was what was a dingy. Not even 2 visits to my new boat and I got invited to dinner with nice people and talk about boats all night… With the gentle move of their boat on the water what else can I ask… I belong here.
In the same time, it’s where I was able to meet that nice feeling of sailors helping each other, and by all this I was able to find a new windvane for my boat. Thanks to Denis, which put me in contact with another sailor who had one for sale (Where I was only going 5 minutes pick up the windvane, and end up staying there 6 hours with a dinner planned for next week!).
It’s a old Aries which is in good condition, I’ve order a rebuild kit just in case, and plan to put it all apart and get it in A1 condition for doing some long passage. A friend of mine gived me his shop for doing so, this weekend probably!
Meanwhile I am working on my new home, which is getting there. The wheel is entirely removed (Now have to fix those holes), and started to check all the electricity… My main job is mainly removal of everything fancy and keep the boat simple.
I’ve started to build a nice place to have my tools always ready and store right… With plenty of storage well done for screws/bolts/electronics part/wire and all kind of spare parts. Been since I am on boats that I dream to have one big enough to do that!
Do I have to say I like my boat?