01 December 2012 23:03:29Z
Our 47' Wellington ketch named Ddraig is a John G. Alden design built by Wellington Yachts in Florida in 1974. We have a 4-year refit planned then off to the Caribbean for retirement. This our second restoration with the last one being a 36' Cheoy Lee of the 1969 vintage, a great boat but she was a bit too small for what we need. We really enjoy meeting up and working on Ddraig on the rare weekend that we are both free from work because I work in the refinery construction (turnaround) business and stay on the road at least 11 months a year and my wife Janice lives and works over 2 hours away from Kemah, TX. where the boat is at a marina.
Kemah is a great location to do a refit because the marina is close to the new very large West Marine and there is a second West Marine across the lake, it also has Boaters Resale which is chock full of second hand boat items.
Hope to meet some of you out there when we get there!!