07/12/2009, Key Largo
Hello and welcome to Uncle John's Blog. This is supposed to be a ship's journal kept by me, Bonnie, the first mate (and one helluva galley wench). Captain Jack will contribute at some point too.
Uncle John is a 35ft Fantasia. It's a double ender designed by Bruce Bingham. We got it from Jack's dad, after a few years of neglected maintenance followed by nearly 2 years of sitting in a yard upstate.
Translation: The boat needed work.
And, a year of yard work (and fees) later, we are in the water but not going anywhere - yet.
In the meantime, we are sanding, repairing and still installing stuff. In fact, as I write this, Jack is on the back porch cleaning and sanding pieces of the companionway hatch cover. (There was rotten wood between the teak veneers.)
So, please stay tuned to the Uncle John's Blog to find out more about how we got to here and follow our future adventures on this blog.