The one constant throughout my life for the last thirty years is my schooner Merrymaid.
She has been with me through three of my four wives and a very long term relationship.
She is a Downeaster 38 schooner and we have been together for almost thirty years now.
Since Feb. of 1982, she has been my home afloat.
I raised my two sons on her and she is my lifeboat. When all else turns to shit, I can take her to sea and feel better about things. I suppose that some would say that a grown man shouldn't get so attached to an inanimate object. But she has always been there for me.
What else is there to say.
Febuary of this year will mark my 27th. year of living aboard her. That is a lot of history.