Not one person responded to my question about wood/epoxy boats. So, on my own, with some research and a conference with my boat mentor, along with that good old woman's intuition the decision has been made. Tomorrow, I will make a reasonable offer on the trimaran of my dream.Okay, so she needs some prettying up, but I believe she is a secure well made beast that isn't simply good enough, rather she is going to complement SPRAY. A cross between my Corsair, SPRAY, and Slocum's cruiser, this SPRAY will take me places I've dreamt about.
It is a scary proposition, but I believe I can afford it. I'm 63 years old, I have to buy this boat now. It is capable of crossing oceans as good as any; it has an incredible history. It's about a legendary designer and his best sailing mate. During this past month I've come to know both of this lads and am incredibly excited. For the moment I wish it wasn't 1:55 am so I can call the current owner, then call his bud and finally announce it to the world. Hm, I better start with plane fares.
I have a pilot friend who mentioned cheap flight to Belize. Wonder how I get from Belize to Rio Duclce, Well, I beter quit blogging and get on the internet to find out the best route. Of course, I'll e-mail my Guatamalan friend Karen to let her know right away. I know the girls want to meet me in Key West for the last hoorah home. This is the most exciting adventure. Thanks to Danny for taking me out through the surf, across the gulf stream, and on endless moon light sails.
Sure, he'd frown on my dreams to solo sail, but to sail back from Rio Dulce with him, he'd like that. I miss him and will proudly display his Fury pictures on the wall in a prominent spot in her beautiful home. I do miss him. So, while I regret no one commented about the wood/epoxy strengths and weaknesses, I am proud to announce my intent to purchase this well made, legendary trimaran. :-)