Somebody else’s boat problems >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

If you own a keelboat, owned a keelboat, thought of owning a keelboat, or just seen a keelboat, this report by Ben Steele for Points East magazine is for you. Prepare to get educated… Even though we parted with her, we still thought of her as a perfect cruising boat for two or four people. She was in good shape, with everything working. But, I’m sure to prospective buyers, the flaws of age seemed obvious, despite the countless hours and dollars spent on maintenance. In those 24 years, Gannet took us to lovely places along the Maine coast that most land-based travelers never experience. While Gannet showed us spruce-covered islands, ledges, coves, bays, daymarks, lobster pots, and open water, she also taught us about navigation, anchoring, and exploring from the water, as well as plumbing, engine repair, electrical systems, rigging, and the many other systems on a boat. We bought Gannet to solve two problems. First, we liked to spend time on the Maine coast with two English setters (who enjoy these waters as much as we do), and it was hard to find a good place to stay. Second, we both liked to sail – me with some experience on Sunfishes, and my wife Lynn, with sea miles on a 1941...

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