Today we are officially the owners of a steel Bruce Roberts 65′. Yes it is gigantic but with the aid of electronic winches we will be flying! Our lovely Skye 51′ was and still is a beautiful sailing machine but we did the interior for 4 people, not 5. We would have to have our third child sleep in the salon which isn’t really a big deal until he/she was 2 and refusing to go to sleep. We’re thinking of our sanity.
So along came “Salty”.
She’s huge and big enough for everyone, plus more. Not that we plan on more kids but we’d love to have visitors. I’m still a little scared about how she’s going to handle with just the two of us but with an electric winch on the main I don’t think it should be too bad. She has twin engines which is a holiday for Carl to dock.
We hope to move on to her in 2 weeks. We need to get Prili (www.svprili.com) back into the water and put back together.
We’re really excited about salty the beast.
Tomorrow Carl plans on leaving out for Louisiana so we can haul her out to complete the paint job. You can pretty much see yourself in her reflection! Finishing up putting on her cleats and blocks so she can be tied up at the dock. When she comes back from Louisiana we’ll then put the masts back on with the brand new rigging. She won’t be so naked anymore.
The fridge isn’t turned on in the picture but it works brilliantly. It was crazy how much better it worked with the new vents under Pri’s bed. Night and day.
Mike installed our new custom sink in the aft cabin, marvelous. We had planned for the bathroom to be our hanging locker for foul weather gear and lifejackets but it also has a working shower and loo.
We converted the hanging locker next to the nav station into a pantry for dry goods. It was a waste of space set up as a hanging locker, all our gear would have gone moldy within a week stuffed in there.