Valkyria – Lancer 28
It’s always interesting to see the choice we have made when started something so long ago. Filled with wet dream, I’ve bought this boat as my first adventure, I would never buy the same model again but I did learn a lot on it.
Condor – Trimaran Piver 36
Along the way with Valkyria, it was clear to my mind this boat was not suited for long Offshore sailing. Down in St-Augustine, Florida I had a opportunity to trade my boat for this trimaran. The size was nice and plenty of space inside, able to carry tools and carry many people.
Sadly there was no engine on board, and this is where I’ve learned to sail without it with a boat that can’t go again’t the wind. North wind it was going East or West… Lost this boat after collision with 2 whales with crazy adventure to bring it back to land.
Joshua III – Contessa 26
After many years fixing up that trimaran sailing everywhere with wind shifting and boat that doesn’t want to go upwind… I wanted something smaller, that sail better and go further with less money. So I’ve found and bought a Contessa 26.
I loved this boat and did thousands of miles with it & ocean crossing. Sadly, like everything in life, it was getting old and needed a major refit. I’ve decided instead to spend time building a new boat and use everything on this boat to equip the next one. The market was just not worth it to sell it this way to buy back all new material for the next one.
Joshua III (2) – Gartside #116a
3 years of work, 70/hr week was put into this boat. Douglas Fir Planking, white oak sawn frames all copper/bronze fastened. Working with a girl on this project, we had put lot’s of effort into it, lot’s of sacrifice. The dream to live the dream held us focus for a while until we started crawl under debt and where I lost my sanity giving everything I got into it for so long. Divorce and money issue brought this to a end with lot’s of sadness.