03 December 2017
Photo-op with my Dearly-Beloved, the great-grandson and “Wings.” Angels Wings remains on the hard about 75 feet from Sanctuary, but needs lots of TLC – however I still think this is where my heart is. Grandma likes the ODay, Sanctuary, and there is a lot to like – newer, much cleaner and the cabin is almost obscenely large for a thirty-foot boat, not to mention Sanctuary’s lively sailing qualities. However, the Bristol 24 is just a reassuring little chunk, a serious little boat… I had meant to sell her off, but didn’t find a buyer who was interested in the type of work that might be needed – and the more I think of that, I’m rather pleased. Was heartened to see that the B24 has made at least two blue-water boat lists (actually surprised; especially since Paul Coble didn’t seem to think it was particularly suitable for that – but with the floating condominiums/solariums they now call blue-water voyaging boats, the B24 probably is more than suitable).