Dad's Retirement Home

Finally, those pesky kids are grown and can deal with life on their own... I'm headed for some warm water, some awesome diving, and an incredible journey ahead... with or without you guys. [Call on the VHF to:] Whiskey-Delta-Echo-8791

19 June 2018 | Coyote Point Marina
01 October 2013 | S.F. Ca
24 September 2013 | Morro Bay, Ca.
09 July 2012 | same 'ol place
25 August 2011 | home
07 June 2011 | homefront
17 May 2011 | Still at Home
03 July 2010 | Drooling on the floor
17 June 2010 | computer printer
02 June 2010 | by the pool
24 May 2010 | front porch
27 April 2010 | house
06 April 2010 | dry dock... LoL
01 April 2010 | the many pages of the sales sheet
21 January 2010 | Pacific
13 January 2010 | Pacific
12 October 2009 | monterey
09 October 2009 | Monterey
18 August 2009 | on the deck
15 July 2009 | office of the broker

Catchup Time

17 May 2011 | Still at Home
Well, for the few that follow this blog... it really sucks huh? Here its' been almost 3 years since I felt I was in a good position to make the final turn in life and buy a nice mono-hull for around $80-100K like a Beneteau or Hunter or even a MacGregor 65, but after looking at some beautiful Catamarans, I had a change of heart and even a smallish 38' Cat was double the cost of a mono-hull of the same size. After looking at all the usual places, like and ApolloDuck I found several that were right at 200K, which was about twice what I was able to spend and have any cash left over for the necessary stuff like insurance, registration, repairs or updates, even the usual stuff to just get food into the galley, fuel/oil, spare parts, etc.
I figured I was going to spend about $100K on the boat, have $80-100K left to do with what I had to and keep the rest as the cruising kitty. Ain't it great how the crash of the real estate market changes everything?
Now, since I was laid off in Sept of '10 and haven't got any prospects for a money making job currently I'm afraid the long time 20 year dream of crusing and diving is on hold. I'm still waiting and watching for any opening in my sitution that would allow me to move forward but in the end, I might just have to lower my sights and go for it... after all Dec 21, 2012 is coming fast.
Vessel Name: s/v Blind Dreams (VHF) WDE8791
Vessel Make/Model: still looking to be a CAT owner!
Hailing Port: Oroville (?) to the Delta to the wide open ocean
Crew: Capt. Dennis, a new First Mate, and Doctor (almost) Jaimie
About: Just me, my new found friend & lover... and my daughter.
Extra: With dive gear, a dry towel, the grill cookin' with seafood ... what else could you possibly want? Oh, right... a curvesa and my violin & cello for entertainment.
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Capt. Dennis & Darling Daughter Jaimie

Who: Capt. Dennis, a new First Mate, and Doctor (almost) Jaimie
Port: Oroville (?) to the Delta to the wide open ocean