So here is something funny… our friend John, owner of Tiki Island Radio, told us the other day that if his lottery ticket paid off, he’d buy us the boat of our choice. He even sent me pics of his tickets and the site to check them on! After receiving that offer, Rebecca and I both thought about it for a while and ultimately, shared our selections with each other. Her choice? An Amel Super Maramu. Mine? A Boreal 47. Note that neither one of us chose a catamaran! That has nothing to do with any loss of love for cats, and everything to do with how focused we are on our goal of sailing to Patagonia.
…and Rebecca’s. This particular Super Maramu, Notre Vie,
belongs to our friends John and Sunny. We’ve been on her and she’s beautiful!
Every single day Rebecca and I invest time and energy into trying to figure out the best way to purchase a boat for this trip. You all know about our Real Sailing Adventure proposal. We have numerous supporters and if it weren’t for some Paypal-induced challenges (Grrrr!), we’d almost be there. When frustrated by those difficulties, it’s hard not to flip-flop back to the idea of simply purchasing a tiny boat and doing it all ourselves. I shared the notion on Facebook the other day that when faced with financial challenges, many wannabe cruisers let go of their dreams. We, on the other hand, just start looking at smaller boats!
Note: Since we didn’t hear from John, I’m guessing that those tickets didn’t pay off. Oh well, sorry John! Sorry us! 🙁