perhaps one of the prettiest vessels ever
I had the good fortune to spend a couple days aboard the Ragland when the wife of a* good friend who grew up on a schooner ( SV Alcyone ) chartered her for a cruise for his 50th birthday.. We had a great weekend and I managed to sleep on a extra berth in the Master Cabin. The boat is a rugged work of art.. with magnificent carved deck beams and stained glass windows.* She is a slow pig though.* I spent the time looking at the amazing craftsmanship and shivered at the thought of maintaining her.* The skipper said about 150/200k a year!.
It also happened to be a perfect September in the San Juans so that really made it even better. I will see if I can scrounge a pic from the weekend
-- Edited by hollywood8118 on Monday 11th of April 2011 09:49:35 PM