Sirocco has been sold as of today and will soon be going to a new home.
There is an old saying about the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life being the day that one buys the boat, and the day one sells the boat, but that saying is not true for me in this case. I had many wonderful days with Sirocco. Today is a sad one.
The past weeks I have been working on Sirocco to make her more beautiful, but she was still completely mine and I was working for my own benefit. It was enjoyable putting a new shine on wood that had long been left grey, and fixing little things that had stayed too long on the “to do” list. Many days showed visible improvement. Now, I have a little more varnishing to do; some hardware to remount; a coat of bottom paint to put on, and some cleaning to do, but these things are all for the new owner. It will take me a little while to get used to that new fact.
I feel confident that Sirocco is going to a good home. Hopefully her new owner enjoys this wonderful boat as much as I have.