December 6: After only a few months of
ownership we decided to sell the boat.
On Tuesday I met with a prospective buyer and we
agreed on a deal. Today
I had to move the boat to the boat yard
so it could be inspected by a surveyor (boat expert).
Of course, as luck
would have it, it was raining. Linda
pushed me off from the dock so I could motor around the island while
across. It was
actually kind of enjoyable.
This shot is on the "other" side as I was slowing down for the dock.
Just for fun I'll
a few pictures of the boat and our time together.
We bought the boat
in July, 2007, from a couple of men who had owned her for five or six
The boat was in Brisbane,
which is in the South
end of San
bay. A week later our first trip was across the bay to the Berkeley
marina where we were going to stay
for a month; to enjoy sailing in the bay.
I had to review a few things about how to sail, then
we set out for a
nice day on the water.
stayed in Berkeley
for two weeks. The
traffic was just unbearable. We
decided to go ahead and move the boat to
Bruno's Island, in
the delta. The
first stop along the way would be the Martinez marina
would leave the boat for the night before heading up the delta. We discovered Martinez
to be a really nice town. Of
course we visited the John Muir mansion before heading out
for the Antioch
marina. Coming out
was exciting because the keel
grounded and Linda had to bounce the boat up and down while I gunned
to get us through the mud.
marina was pleasant, but shuffling cars back and forth got mighty old. We would be glad to get
the trip over
with. We left the
marina early but
discovered that the wind made it hard to turn the boat inside the
the marina - so we had to back out.
was successful but embarrassing. During
the journey we didn't realize the outboard would slow the water output
was warm. We thought something might be wrong so we shut the
engine off. We
sailed the last ten miles or so under VERY
light winds - and we sailed right into our slip. It turned
out the engine was fine.
Bruno's we had a tranquil couple of months sailing and canoeing about.
The boat sale was finalized on December 7th.