Well, I knew I wouldn't be boatless for long... I went to a sealed bid sale of donated boats at Mass Maritime Academy this past weekend to look at a Rhodes Swiftsure 34 (which turned out to be much more of I project than I wanted to get into). However, I ended up coming across a sweet Albin Vega 27, a small but capable boat that I've admired for some time... well, you all can probably guess what happened.
Much to my delight, I found out today that my bid won the boat!
She needs a bit of cleaning up and sorting out, but is incredibly solid with gel coat like a 10 year old boat (rather than 35). Totally dry inside, and a bunch of relatively new sails too! Looks like I know what I'll be up to this spring.
I think tonight we'll head out for a pint to celebrate!