“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”
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”