Monthly Archives: April 2011

Taking the first step

4/1/2011, Sandusky Ohio

The winter in Ohio this year just SUCKS! It has hung on way too long with much snow and cold, and we need an escape plan.

We had been contemplating an extended voyage (cruising) via sailboat for several years and doing our due diligence. We narrowed the choice in boat brands and were actively looking for the right “deal”, when we came upon a listing for an Island Packet 40 in Sandusky Ohio.

Since we dock in West Harbor on Catawba Island, which is only a 20 minute drive via car from Sandusky, the listing held great appeal. Always in fresh water and more than capable in blue water, with an easy delivery to our dock…excellent start . After initial inspection (in pouring rain which turned to snow) and professional survey, we bought the boat. We didn’t even have to change the name or hailing port on the back.

So now we set out to conquer the long list of projects that need to be completed before we launch her.