Tartan 27 from below & first short Sailing trip (still a restoration project)
I bought a total run down 1966 Tartan 27 in October 2012. The interior was pretty much totally rotted out. Previous owners started stripping the boat. For several weeks I did mostly deck restorations. I fiber glassed the whole deck over to get rid of some soft spots. I applied some temporary paint just to make it look somewhat even. The engine was exchanged with a Yanmar 2 cylinder diesel. Whoever did this job just mounted the motor on totally rotted mounts. I removed the engine, took it home, cleaned and painted it. Built a new engine bed from pressured treated wood and fiber glassed it over. Then I built a new floor with pressure treated wood and fiberglass. By now the boat can be sailed and the engine works great as well. Lots more work to come, especially inside. At times I take the boat out so it doesn't feel I'm just working on it. I put together this short video. Nothing special, just for entertainment. Location is Hudson, Florida. P.S. I don't own the Tartan 27 anymore. Sold the boat 2015. I'm now working on a new project boat, an Alberg 37 Thank you all for the interest and nice comments. Well, nice for the most part, LOL
Morgans Are Forever
A really good sailing today! The overcast skies kept the temperature in the low 80"s, and the 20 knot ENE breeze made for great fun! Whimsy roared down the harbor on a beam reach, and punched her way home on a close reach - hull speed +, all the way! Fall is here, and winter is close behind! Whooo Hooo!! Enjoy the ride!
Sailing in a weekender
Some friends and I sailing our homemeade boats in yellowknife, Canada.
The Gentle Rain
A nice light breeze and a gentle rain made for a very pleasant sail today! We have been experiencing a severe drought so far this year, and the forecast rain for today was something to celebrate! What better way to greet the rain than aboard Whimsy? The overcast skies kept the temps in the low 80's, and the rain gave my sails a good fresh water rinse. But mostly, the parched lands surrounding Charlotte Harbor got a little relief - as did the many fire fighting crews fighting numerous wild fires around SW Florida. It was not a pretty day to shoot a video, but when you NEED rain, this gentle rain looks wonderful.