Baker, I am technically challenged, so it takes a while.* My life goal has be a blond air head, but now the best I can do is a grey/silver haired air head.* You may have noticed that I tend to wander a bit.
Carey, yes that is a RoughWater 58 ft ugly slow trawler.* 1 of 5 left in the world, so we have tired when remolding/up dating to keep the same basic look/design/feel.* She makes one heck of a dock queen live aboard, but also has the capacity and range to be a long range cruiser, some day.* I see you are Bellingham so if you get in the Everett/Seattle are let me know.* Love to brake bread and spill some drinks with you.**(-;*
Thought that cool looking boat was Invader.* How are things in BC?
We did a 60 day trip this past summer up around Desolation and the Gulf Is. was alot of fun.* Where was this pic of Invader taken? It looks like you are in the middle of some glacier melt.
This is Troika.* She is an Albin 25 Delux.* I bought her from a gentleman in San Francisco.* The most adventuresome (fun) cruise that I've taken was from Galveston, Texas to Apalachicola, Fl on the GIWW.* I did this in January after hurricane Katrina had come through in the previous August*(4-5 months).* Things were still a big mess but the human spirit was alive and displayed in the many places that I stopped.* Seen lots of propane tanks, refrigerators and damaged and sunk boats (very sad).* I crossed Mobile Bay during a Boat Advisory (won't do that again...well maybe).* I attribute much of my success to Skipper Bob's cruising guides.* He updated the guides for the Gulf Coast 5 times immediately following Katrina (incredible service) at no charge to the users and his guides discriptions were spot on.*
Getting ready to head down the AIWW (ICW) from Washington D.C. to Jacksonville, Florida (grandson Luke is there).* Will be leaving about the 9th of November after my doctors checkup.
This is a terrific forum.* Nice to see so many familiar posters.