30 June 2010

The history of...

So, you ask, how did a thirty-something couple and their dog come to undertake an epic restoration? Where did this dream of cruising begin?

Let me take you back... the year was 2000.

The boy and girl met when they became bench mates in the
Marine System program at the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design in Kennebunkport, Maine.

They build boats like this...

.....in the boat building programs. However we had each signed up for the marine systems program. Which means.. engines.. electrical systems.. air conditioning... refrigeration.. dirty skills.


I had just left a position as chief mate on a tall ship...

Thinking that my "captain" skills would be improved if I increased my "engineer" skills I decided to take a year and delve deep into all that is mechanical. I'm just that kind of girl.

The boy had just left the Coast Guard...

.... and wanted to continue working on boats, preferably sailboats.

And so the rest is history...

Well not really... but it is a story for another day.

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