An account of progress made in preparing a CD 27 sailboat to cruise for an extended time. Soul Mate, a 1980 Cape Dory 27 foot sailboat, is based in St. Petersburg, FL.
Friday, September 17, 2010
A quick fix for the Galley.
I needed a convenient space for spices, etc. So, I added a removable (slides on over two bolt heads in the wood) spice speed rack. I kept this old shelf for almost 20 years, moving it from home to home, to storage shed. Now, it lives again. The top shot is the "After" and the bottom, "Before."
"YOU CAN'T DO IT ANY YOUNGER!"
That was the advise my Mother always gave me. So, being alone and in post-retirement mode, with the kids on their own and living thousands of miles away it was time to act. I followed her advise. I bought my first boat. I gave up my residence. I donated most of what I owned, and moved aboard a 27 foot sailboat. Now it is time to overcome the problems of age pains, the limited resources of a Bush economy survivor, and learning to fix, modify, and adapt Soul Mate and myself to make a working unit of man, boat, and cat, to cruise into the sunset. Because, as Mom always said, "...You can't do it any younger."