Friday, May 11, 2012

Sailing Season is upon us

I have received notice that the first race at Genesee Yacht Club is a the 22nd of May. I crew with Capt. Bill Thompson, proud owner of Flicker, a Pearson 30.  Last year was my first time crewing with Bill, and I had a wonderful time helping out.  We won several trophies, and plan on winning more this racing season. Look for us Tuesday nights out on Lake Ontario.

On another note; Water Colors has been launched and sits at her home berth at Dock C9 at Shumway Marine. I hoisted the mainsail and finally got the jib to turn the right direction on the roller furling.  The older I get, the more difficult it is to remember how things are supposed to go at spring-time commissioning.

My plans are, now that it is getting warmer, to get everything ship-shape and take some photos of the interior.  It is getting more difficult thinking about selling her, but I need to if I plan on getting a dock at GYC next year.  A smaller boat should fit into my plans nicely.

As for this weekend... I will be sanding, waxing, and getting ready for the first sail of the season on Water Colors.  Stop by and say hello.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Water Colors is for sale

Yes, that is the same "Water Colors" you see at the heading on my website

Ruth and I have talked about selling her for over a year now. It was a tough decision, but we are getting older, and she has become a bit too large for the two of us.

Are we getting out of sailing? I doubt it. I will still be crewing with my friend Bill Thompson at the GYC Tuesday night's races. I will also keep my eye out for perhaps a smaller boat that will be easier to maintain and that I can dock at the club next year.

I will be creating an on-line poster with pictures and specifications very soon, but here is a short list of features:

An exception to the rule in headroom, the Hunter 33.5 has a full 6' 5" headroom that has value regardless of your height. She certainly seems more like a 35 than a 33.

The tall powerful rig makes the 33.5 a joy to sail whether day sailing or for club racing. Great sailing boat!

My asking price is $40,000. Truly a lot of boat for the money!

If you have any interest, please send e-mail to or call me at