Although I declared my intent to sail to New York Haror several weeks ago. Yesterday, I took the first step toward making it a reality. After 5 hours or scrub a dub-dub, SPRAY, my vessel of choice, is at least in a condition to note any areas in need of repair. Two mini dings, next to each other show about a 1 inch chip in the gelcoat. Then, there are the stress cracks around a few of the fittings, some ring-dings in need of replacement and that itsy bitsy sink drain that is filled with all kinds of sticky things.
The big deal is a new jib. After sending a deposit for a new one, my dearly beloved husband was laid off from his job. At least he had the gumption to cancel the order for fear it will take him a while to find another source of income. Bad timing, but not unusual as he is a constant job changer. So, the question is do I use my boat funding to get the jib and risk not going into financial ruin should he not get hired very soon? Or, do I sacrifice my dream?
Duh? What's a woman to do? Buy the dern jib, I say!