Well, the work is finally done. We splash tomorrow, leave on Saturday.
Here are some pics: the prop cleaned, polished & balanced; the strut reinforced and solid in its socket. A little primer and some paint and we're done.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
This will be the final entry in this blog.
Today Walkure met her new owners, Dave and Connie.
Bev and I are a bit emotional right now. We knew it had to be done, but she was our home for almost 5 years. Dave and Connie are dedicated Bolger people so I'm sure they will love and care for her as we did.
While we didn't get our asking price, our budget now has a substantial infusion of cash. This will make repairs more affordable on Queequeg, and give us a reserve for our trip north.
To all who have followed our adventures thank you.
I will be posting a link to Dave and Connie's blog.
Good luck Dave and Connie. Take care of our baby!
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
We love this boat, and she has been good to us. She has seen us safely through over 7,000 miles of cruising from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys and just about everywhere in between. She is the perfect boat for the Great Loop and has served us well in that capacity, but the time has come to move on.
Our "new" boat, Queequeg, is larger and faster and a bit more ocean capable. We have nearly completed the refit of Queequeg and will be cruising her this summer. Meanwhile, Walkure sits on the hard and will soon be in need of some attention. A loving owner will have no trouble bringing her into cruising trim quite quickly. As of now, she needs some cleaning, some new batteries, perhaps a new line or two, some fresh varnish on her brightwork and she'll be ready to go.
We will be away from Marathon for about 6 months starting in late April or early May and we dread the thought of her lying here without us to care for her for so long. Also, it is just too expensive for us to continue to maintain and store two boats.
If you are interested in taking possession of a truly unique and remarkable boat, please leave a comment on this blog. Reasonable offers will be entertained, but we are not giving her away, she means too much to us.