Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thin Water Sailing

Centerboard boats open up a lot of shallow water that cannot be visited by deep-keeled bluewater yachts. Plenty has been written about this realm... 'gunkholeing', 'creeksailing', etc. Annie, with her 1 foot (board up) draft can frequent many remote areas as well as work coastal offshore waters (board down at 3'6").

She can also be taken to a new area by trailer and returned to her safe home on the side yard under cover. Just what the old boy needs!

Tethered to the dock, Drayton Island, St. Johns River, Florida

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