Points East Magazine, August 2012
Points East is the boating and cruising magazine for coastal New England
41 www.pointseast.com Points East August 2012 KITTERY POINT YACHT YARD www.kpyy.net Builders of the PYY22 Member G Two full service locations G Refits & Restorations G Transient moorings & slips G Marine systems G 50-ton haulout capacity G Heated & cold storage G All mechanical, rigging, & carpentry G Repowers G Finest brightwork & paint 207.439.9582 ® Sabre 36 refit the steady and dependable ones; the hot-tempered ones; the old, ponderous ones; the stubborn ones; the prima donnas; and the misfits. The character traits of boats can inspire our love and devotion, or just drive us crazy. Unhealthy relationships can’t end soon enough, but we hope that good friendships go on forever. So it’s a shame when circumstances conspire to keep good friends apart. Three years ago my wife, Janet, and I moved from Florida to Maine. The move was a great opportunity for us: good jobs, closer to our families, and the chance to move back to a beautiful part of the country. The only misgiving we had about the move regarded the fate of Ohana, our 1977 Pearson 28. We grappled with what we should do with Ohana. We mused about sailing her to New England; after We were saying good-bye forever to a dear friend. Ohanahad taken us to some amazing places, shown us some of the hap- piest times of our lives, and she always kept us safe.