Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Last Affair

It was February when we moved to Kemah to sail on bigger water and take a step toward our dream of getting a bigger boat and moving aboard.  We have been causally looking at boats, and then listed ours with a broker.  Two weeks after listing it, we found the boat we both really liked in a price range that made sense for us now.  After a trip to Florida to look at it, a second trip to have a survey completed, we made an offer and executed a contract on a 43' Gulfstar MKII Sloop.

The Boat has almost all of the features we have been looking for, Center Cockpit, raised toe rail, lots of ventilation, an engine room with some space, air conditioning and 2 heads.
We are really excited and have made 3 trips to Florida in the last 6 weeks.  We are back in Florida this week preparing the boat and packing our stuff on it.  We are planning on sailing her back to Texas near the end of June.

We are a little nervous about the unknown but know that as soon as we head out on the journey and face adversity we will feel more alive and be more satisfied with what we can accomplish than anything else.

Below are the first pictures we took of the boat.  We need to get her out of this Marina where we can get a picture of the whole thing (not just the front of back half of her)


  1. Hi! I saw you guys today in Chalmette! I took a few photos of you as I passed! :) Christy


  2. That is so cool would love to see the photos please post them!!