One of the reasons that I haven't taken the Gulf out is that Paul planned to put on a new hard top rather than replacing the canvas. He agreed to follow thru on that plan even after selling her to me. I didn't want to miss any opportunities he had to work on that project.
Sure came out beautiful. Now I just need to add the cockpit surround and the windshield! I know, I know...no excuse for not taking her out!
For those who have followed this blog of my adventures on my
S2 9.2C, S/V Sea Fever, over the past
two years, there has been a significant change in my vessel.I truly enjoyed all my time on my 30’ S2, but
circumstances arose in late October which allowed me to ‘move up’ to the “new” S/V Sea Fever- a 1986 Gulf 32!Good friends, Paul and Pam, had decided to
move aboard their boat full-time, so have “gone to the dark (or at least
twilight)-side”, buying a 42’ Present trawler, and needed to sell their
Gulf.While I had not planned to upgrade
for another year or so, this opportunity would not come again…you see… I know
how well Paul and Pam keep their vessels, and the types of updates and upgrades
they make to them… they were previous owners of my S2!I purchased the Gulf in early November (and
sold the S2 shortly thereafter) and have been slowly getting accustomed to her
and making her my own…though I have to admit that I have not yet left the dock-
much to the disappointment of my many friends here at the Cooper River
Marina.This will soon change- I have
promised myself.However, I am not yet
sure if I will be making the annual southern migration this year- only time
Anyway, as we leave 2013 and sail into 2014, I wanted to
initiate blog of the Adventures of the ‘new’ S/V Sea Fever.Following are some pictures to get things started.
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2014 and enjoys their time
on the water as much as I know I will!
Sea Fever (Calypso) shortly before I bought her, sailing from Steamboat Creek to Charleston. (picture taken from original Sea Fever.)