Monday, February 03, 2014

Boat #3 has been acquired!

One of the principles, goals, and grounded terms of existence of Team4Real is that no dinghy will be acquired except by sheer coincidence, donation, virtuous struggle, or other such valid rules equating to: the boat is free.

Needless to say, this makes putting together 4 boats, 4 boats that float, will stay afloat, will sail, have a chance to actually compete and bring the requisite glory we seek to fruition, a tad difficult.  This moral fortitude and strength of character to not waiver from a chosen path, put our dreams of conquering Hampton Roads on hold in 2013.

But 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year already with the third hull just arriving in Annapolis this past weekend. George made these observations on hull #3: that it was one of the lightest hulls he's ever picked up, that is comes without any accessories (mast and boom crushed by a felled tree), and the centerboard and rudder are long since lost.
Hull #3 will surely experience more care and excitement after having been found cold, wet and forgotten by a neighbors fence.  And this would normally dash most mere mortals of any further dilly-dallying with what appears a bleak and pointless future.  But not Team4Real. 
Ever the positive thinking bunch, we now have 3 of 4 boats.  That means, if you do the math, just one more hull to go.