Just when I think life can’t get any better the universe is once again calling my bluff. A beautiful Bristol Channel Cutter 28 has literally fallen into my lap.
The only question on my mind is do I really want a bigger boat. For all the bitching and groaning I do about winter and not having a reliable heat source on Sookie I have done little in the interest of marketing her for sale. I know she is the perfect boat for me but so is the Bristol Channel Cutter 28. Six more feet plus a few in beam would certainly make for extra space to roam but I would also be nearly doubling my displacement and need to find a larger slip.
I’m walking out the door to visit the coast and when I come back in a few days I have to give my answer. Is bigger really better? Can I single hand a 37′ boat and do I want to? Will the romance of sailing be diminished? Do I really want to work on all that extra wood? Can I turn down what may be a once in a lifetime offer on a boat?
I’ve never been fond of now or never proposals but have also lived to regret not jumping onboard when the gravy train pulls through. Much to think about and a rainy weekend on the coast completely unplugged is just what the doctor ordered. What would you do?
“Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.”
― Emily Dickinson