I sailed as a teenager, but never had instruction. 10 years ago got bitten by the sailing bug as a crew member on the J24. Purchase and rebuild my own J24. Sold the J and purchased a Cal 2-29, which I have been working on and sailing 3 years. This fall I was given a Cascade 27 with problems (like a Farymann that doesn't run, missing front hatch, and docked in an out-of-the-way marina w/o power. For the sailing community in Sandpoint, I am uniquely qualified to rescue her.
Puget Sound, charter sail in Key West
Rescue the Cascade 27. Move my Cal 2-29 to Anacortes, WA and sail out of there upon retirement in 3 years.
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"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue.
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