March 2013 the budget is busted.
Hull #26 S/V The` a Falmouth Cutter 22 was built 1n 1985 by the Sam L. Morse boatyard.
March 19th Its been a long cold winter but spring is almost here, time to play catch up, lots of projects but where to start.
A break in the weather.
I worked and played right up till winter hit and it hit hard.
Every day she gets closer and closer.
New ABI Teak blocks, one of the many treasures that came with The`
New stern roller fabricated just for The`
Pad-eyes and traditional blocks installed.
One day at a time she is turning into a finely fitted yacht.
On launch day I was so nervous I thought I would barf.
She is starting to look and feel like a real boat.
Stepping the mast.
This little un-named boat was starting to feel like a home.
Sailing my friends 26′ Hess was a good distraction from the boatyard.
Between projects I drank lots of cheep beer.
It took nearly 6 weeks to get moved off the trailer. With little money in the budget I used what I had. Most of the work was refinishing the fiberglass and wood.
Living in the boatyard still on the trailer.
Arrival at Colony Wharf on April 2nd 2011 after being kidnapped for three days by our redneck shipping company. When she arrived my life savings was 14 cents.
I did a handshake deal with no exchange of funds and drove home.
She was perfect in every way.
The oven died in shipping
When I learned she was for sale I made a full price offer sight unseen and drove 27 hours nonstop from Bellingham to Long beach.
Surveying the boat in Southern California.