“May all your drinks be boat drinks with friends.” – JD Spradlin, Radio Margaritaville DJ Greetings from the bar aboard Siar! We’ve asked the first mate’s brother, Adam, to design a menu of four cocktails for the four holidays in our calendar year. The second we call “Ballast Day” – yes, we made up aContinue reading “Boat Drinks Part 2 – The Full Keel”
“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” – Chumbawamba (Tubthumping) We awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of a crash. Actually, it was more like several small crashes – bang, bang, bang, bang! I rolled out of my berth and walked downhill to the head. The noise that hadContinue reading “The Importance of Being Ballast”
“West Wind or something like that.” – Jim, the former owner of our 1967 Cheoy Lee Offshore Ketch, trying to recall her original name What’s in a name? To us, a lot. We’ve been called all sorts of things on the water: Sire, Seer, Star. (I admit I rather like being called “Star.”) Our boat’sContinue reading “Feeling Irish”
“May all your drinks be boat drinks with friends.” – JD Spradlin, Radio Margaritaville DJ Greetings from the bar aboard Siar! We’ve asked the first mate’s brother, Adam, to design a menu of four cocktails for the four holidays in our calendar year. The first is the boat’s “birthday,” October 2nd, the official start ofContinue reading “Boat Drinks Part 1 – The Good Ship”
Just for fun. Some more photos from Siar’s construction: 2020 – 2021. Happy scrolling.
“Oh, you’re young.” – Darrell Allen, Owner/President, Island Packet Yachts Most prospective buyers of something like a brand new 38 foot sailboat begin with a factory tour, but as it was the summer of 2020, our first introduction to the team at Island Packet Yachts was on Zoom. Darrell seemed pleasantly surprised at how “young”Continue reading “Construction”
“There’s still so much to be done.” – Jimmy Buffett (Last Mango in Paris) Truthfully, it started back in 2002. Living in Boston, about to graduate MIT, and facing a sad job market with few prospects, we decided to head south. With one full semester’s wages as a down payment, we purchased a 1967 CheoyContinue reading “A Brief Intro”