We bought a sailboat for $1000

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We love boats.  We both grew up on the lakes of Minnesota water skiing and well… messing about in boats. We met in a boat in Florida at Barefoot Waterski School and about a year and a half later, we were married on a boat just off Key West.  We own three ski boats. We love the water.

So, we thought it made sense to leave the confines of land and live on a sailboat one day.  But first, we needed to learn about sailboats.  We were looking for a “starter boat.”  My husband found one, on Craig’s List.  A rundown 1978 30′ Lancer going for about a $1000.

The right price for sure.  And it was a boat that needed some love.

We went to to check it out and it was in pretty bad shape. What we had going for us, was that it was still floating.

Uffda in winter

This weekend was a bit chilly on Lake Lanier but we still had coffee with Uffda one morning.  We have figured out the water in the cabin for sure came from rain water leaking inside.  Since we vacuumed all of the water out and covered Uffda with a classy blue tarp or two… NO WATER! But Ryan did find an icy light saber on the blue tarp Saturday morning!

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