The honeymoon is over. Or has it even started yet? Our love affair with Beautiful Dreamer began before we even had a survey done. What could be wrong with a boat that shows so well and looks so good. I mean, the engine runs and she floats – right? Ha!
I am not a blogger. Please forgive me. My wife however is an expert and has thus started this blog for our newly acquired sailboat Beautiful Dreamer, a gorgeous 1983 Tayana 37 MkII Cutter Rigged Sailboat. She is Hull #381 of over 500 built.
I have been a sailor most of my life. At the age of 9 my father found a new hobby in sailing his Sunfish. The bug bit him hard and over the years we progressed from sailing board boats to racing small keelboats and on to cruising Galveston Bay in our beloved Fuji 32 Ketch, Nauticat 33 (lost in Hurricane Alicia), Falmouth Cutter 22 and lastly our Bombay Clipper 31. She was aptly named “Memories” for all the great times we had growing up with a sailing fanatic for a father.