Beach Cats in Rehab – Part 1

Beach Cats in Rehab – Part 1 of 5

Okay – so begins the epic saga to “fix up the old girl”…

My first round of advice, if you’re going to buy a crappy old beach cat, make sure it’s ready to sail as-is. You can spend a fortune fixing things if you’re the kind of person that “wants to do it right”. I’m not that kind of person – at least not for this boat. I paid $200 for the boat, trailer and 2 sets of fairly good sails. And I could very easily spend another $1,000 or more if I wanted it to be mint. I don’t. Continue reading Beach Cats in Rehab – Part 1

2011 Race To The Border

Throughout my illustrious posting career on sailing forums, lots of crusty chumps have mocked the fact that I sail in a lake – and, therefore, “have no idea what it’s REALLY like to sail in the deadly ocean”. Sure, they had a point, but, as I assured them, they were still chumps. It always seemed that this “insult” was as much about squelching enthusiasm for sailing in big conditions as it was putting me in what they thought was my place (like that ever works). So, this “puddle sailor” decided to see what the oceanic hubbub was all about…and simultaneously prove to said chumps that lake sailors could indeed survive in blue water. Continue reading 2011 Race To The Border