Thanks to Russell, Steve, Sail Dancer, Mark and Karen for your encouraging words. Now that I decided to buy the boat the challenge is finding a 3rd crew to assist with sailing her home. Time is short as I need to get plane reservations at a reasonable rate and have 'er home by August 2. There is always a challenge, always an obstacle to overcome and always a reason to change one's mind. Been trying to hook up with Suky but the computer, Sea Knots, and I are also having our communication problems.
Blogging with Sea Knotters has proven to be an excellent way to get feedback; nice hearing from folks with similar and most times more experience. What will happen next is anyone's guess. I am looking for a 3rd party to help with the delivery from Guatamala to Florida, leaving the Rio Dolce on or as close to July 4th as possible. If you are interested send me your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
SailingatSixty -- an interesting task at an interesting age