Farewell My Chickadee

Some boats stay with you longer than others. What can I say? Things change. We’ve a lot on our plate, most self-inflicted. In any event, this sweet little boat has found a new owner who I believe will carry on her renovations. I know he likes the design because he has a 1965 Tartan 27!

I’d be lying, if I said I didn’t have some remorse. What a wholesome and easy sailing boat Chick is. That old adage about a boat owner’s best two days, the buying and selling of, has never set right with me on the back end. I’ve missed them all. Nonetheless, Chickadee sailed off last Sunday to live on the Coan River off the Potomac. I expect I’ll see her again. Hope so.

Chick heading out.

9 thoughts on “Farewell My Chickadee

  1. I don’t really know you but, I didn’t think that boat was “you”! I think you’re a “classic” kind of guy! Did you guys get in a fall sail yet?

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Robert Denny

    Hi Eddie!

    So Chickadee is gone! I share your thoughts and mixed feelings when parting with a vessel you like and have worked on. It’s almost like a child, hard to let go of, but you know you must. I sense a little sadness myself, to think that Chickadee is on her way to a new place.

    How is the Frances 26? Did you get her brought down to where you live? I am sure the hurricanes are a bit of a worry for you, but you are probably in a very protected spot if a big storm should come along.

    I have a friend and neighbour interested in buying SKORRI. His main problem is finding suitable summer moorage, so we will see what happens.

    Thanks for keeping in touch!

    Cheers, Rob

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