Yeah, I did it. I took some of the cash from the sale of the Sabre, and bought another boat. A Columbia 8.7. Almost the same exact boat that I sail now. Just two years younger. The owner died, his son didn't have the wherewithal to maintain it. The sails blew off into the Poquoson River, and the boat broke free of her dock lines. She ended up across the creek, partially lying on her side. No major damage, just some gel coat scrapes.

So why another one just like the other one? Well, as I said, two years younger. A roller furling headstay. A teak and holly sole, a working head with holding tank, and a headliner and cushions. Also, with luck, a working Yanmar diesel. I'm working on the engine now to determine the condition.

The plan is to clean and repair, and transfer my gear to the newer boat. I'm hoping I'll find a new owner for my older model, which is in surprisingly  good condition for being 35 years old. It's actually in better condition than most 20 year old boats. 

Since I sold the Sabre, and junked the Columbia 8.3, I was feeling like I needed a project. Well, I have one.

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