Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where to start....we'll start with the REALLY good stuff!

About a week and a half ago a friend cornered me and mentioned that his Grampian 26 needs a new home NOW. He just does not have time to cope with two boats and would like to sell his boat to us. We have been talking about this for about five years now and finally, with somewhat good timing decided to take him up on his offer. We have been talking about getting a bigger boat on the coast for quite a long time now and this is even one of the boats that has been on my boat journal, buysell and kijiji list as a perfect fam boat.

We have taken possession of this great 26 footer with loads of head room, furler headsail and main and lots of extras. It is moored on Pender Island, an area that I have spent NO time at....PERFECT! We are pretty excited to get this show on the road. I am hoping to get down there next week and take an inventory of the boat and start compiling a wish list. The only thing I need to pick up to sail is a handheld VHF radio. Steveston Marine has a great sale on right now and will hopefully be hitting it up on the way for a new radio and a replacement mooring ball.

Here she is, enjoy the pics! This is of the harbour at dawn. Who the hell wouldn't want a piece of that!

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