Tyche is Setting Sail for New Waters

I told you here about a very nice couple and their young son and their Old English sheep dog came to look at Tyche a few months ago. Ultimately she was too much boat for them.

More recently a Naval Academy grad (yes they can sail) and his lady came to see if Tyche would be the boat for them. They are both experienced sailors and have access to her parents’ marina in Maine.

Tyche in her slip.

They inspected her fore and aft, checked the sails for dryrot and holes, and sized up the trailer.  Their verdict: $2000 is a fair trade for this boat.

The kick-up rudder makes shallow water sailing possible.

I took some photos on the day of the contract signing which ensure the buyers the boat will be in “as is ” condition as of that date.

Tyche

Since the boat was listed on Craigslist I would only accept cash in payment as a precaution against scam.

The new hatch is a snug fit (the centerboard winch is just below the hatch out of the picture).

When she rolled out we thought we’d miss her but now can get to grooming the part of the yard where Tyche has resided all these years.

Tyche ready for hauling

Bon voyage, Tyche.

Don't forget the rudder.
Don’t forget the rudder.

Ship ahoy.

Pulling out off the driveway.
Pulling out off the driveway.

Anchor aweigh.

Up the street she blows.
Up the street she blows.

Godspeed. Happy sails to you.

The end!
The end!

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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