The weather has been a little fluky, I went down to work on the boat last Thursday and it was to cold, so instead I went over to organize my Uhaul shed. When I left the Uhaul it was almost to hot to work.
Any way last week I took the covers off of each of the boats and have started cleaning. You would think that this was all done before you left the boat for the winter, and all you would have to do is paint the bottom and push her in the water.
The Bella Donna will be ready to go in the water, hopefully by May 1st. I just picked up both water pumps from the machine shop and will put them in as soon as the weather clears again. A little paint on the bottom, sails back on, and then it is just a matter of waiting my turn to be put in the water.
I think that if the weather cooperates we should be sailing by the weekend of May 4th.
It can be cold so if you plan to sail with me make sure that you are prepared, don't put the long underwear away yet. If you are new to this sailing thing it might be best to wait till June, on the other hand May can be quite warm.
I have two clients that have boats for sale, one is a 25ft Catalina, the other is a 27ft C&C. Both of these are nice boats, and with short investment can be great boats. I know that I may have seemed all negative on boat ownership in my last news letter, and I am not taking any of that back. How ever I have owned boats for the last 30 or so years, and have really enjoyed them. There are just certain things that you can do on your own boat that you cannot do on someone else's. You cannot for example take off for a couple of weeks and sail to Maine or to the Cape. I have a client in Ipswich who will be enjoying her boat even if she never has a chance to sail it, because she will be in Ipswich Bay and will hang out on it when she has a chance with friends and take a swim when she wants. She will sail her boat though she is a great sailor. If you are interested in a boat let me know I will talk to you about it. Any boat.
See you in a couple of weeks.
Captain Ed's Sailing was very successful last year with just about 50 days of sailing under our belts, and meeting and sailing with many great people.
I want to again thank everyone for their support of Captain Ed's Sailing if it is even just through reading my news letters.
Thanks Captain Ed's Sailing
Captain Ed's Sailing gets more popular each year, however there are always great weekends as well as weekdays available.
At the end of the day you walk away from the boat and leave the cost of owning and maintaining the boat up to me.