I have some very exciting news! As you may have seen I have just picked up a new boat!
Everything has been delayed because of the virus, but eventually, we got there. Now, allow me to tell the story of how I got the new boaty…
I started looking just before the Lockdown happened in March, I had an offer on 171861 and decided to take it. Since sailing was going to be very uncertain, I thought it would be the best time to be boatless, as my peers could not sail either.
I had a boat (1) lined up to look at after the lockdown ended, it was a good deal, hadn’t been sailed much, I had my heart set on this one. In the meantime, another one came up, boat (2) which was a better deal than the one previously, I was going to look at both once the lockdown ended, I would have liked to get number 2 straight away, but as I had already agreed to look at/buy number one I said I’d like to wait and view them both. Anyway number 2 sold, which didn’t surprise me as it was a great deal. Anyway, towards the end of the lockdown, I got an email from boat number 1 sailing they had sold it. Great, all hopes of a new boat dashed and I had just saved up enough!
The hunt continued, the day after my birthday I decided to put a post on the Facebook Dinghies and Dinghy bits group, I had quite a few replies. I was hoping for third-time lucky, and boy was this lucky! The stars must have aligned and a miracle happened!
Helen messaged me, saying she had a brand new boat that was purchased in 2019 but had never been used. Brand new in the packet! 😮
So anyway, this boat sounded perfect, it had everything I wanted, it was brand new, a great number, all for a great price, so I just had to get it. We had to take a while for a while as the club was still closed like many, but eventually, on the 30th ofMay, we were allowed to move!
It took about 2 hours to get there which wasn’t that bad, anyway I parked up and met Helen at the boat, it was perfect! Had everything, a new sail, new rudder, new tiller and extension. Wow! We had a lovely chat, I paid the monies and it was time to pack up.
I was originally going to leave it in the wrapping but decided to take it off as it was full of spiders and my undercover would not fit on it. Anyway, it was soon packed up and ready for home! Time to fit it out!
So that’s the story of how I got my boat of a lifetime. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Helen ❤ The boat is perfect and I love it so much already, I can’t wait to get sailing again! This is really life-changing, and im so thankful for the opportunity! 171861 got me so far, I’m hoping 216002 will take me even further!