Once we decided it was time, it happened SO FAST. One day we were in Michigan writing the ‘for sale’ ad for our Tartan 37, and a few weeks later we were in Florida...
We leave the dock, woohoo! How far do we make it in the first week? Drumroll, please…four miles! Have we mentioned traveling by boat isn’t exactly fast?
This is our third time launching the boat after spending time on the hard. We’ve figured out the routine, for the most part, and each time has been easier than the last. But with so many moving parts, literally and figuratively, it seems like there’s always a new surprise or challenge.
When we first bought our sailboat, we didn't know anything about boat repair. Now, a few years and dozens of boat projects later, we've acquired quite a bit of experience. With similar projects popping up a second time we don’t feel so clueless anymore!