Sailboats and Plans

One of the things I’ve always loved doing is being on the water. I like floating in tubes down rivers, kayaking rapids, motoring around creeks, and sailing across bays (quick side note: I should probably learn how to swim better than I can… I mostly sink). I, recently, reached a milestone of my life, the first of two great days in a life: I bought a boat. She’s a Universal Marine Montego 25 sailboat, and she will be the boat that prepares my family for our next big life change (announcement pending).

She needs some reupholstering, a little bit of elbow grease, and some electrical tape; as she is, however, she sails, she floats, and she can keep the water out. Perfect boat to start on, in my opinion. I’m looking forward to showing my wife, and kids, the ropes of a sailboat.

In a season or two, I’m sure we’ll want to upgrade to a bigger cruiser (especially with 3 kids), but for now. I think she’ll do just fine.

I’m hoping to go through and blog the whole process of cleaning her up with pictures and videos.