“What in the world
do you want with three, wooden
sailboats?” is the usual question. It’s a long story, I will be happy to
tell you if you think you really need to know. Otherwise, just chalk it up
to insanity, passion, congenital optimism, or situational problem solving to
save boats in peril and at the abyss of abandonment without a new patron due to
the poor planning on the part of the previous patron(s). It could have been simple ignorance on
my part as to what was involved in renovating what looked to my inexperienced
eyes like an easy situation to take on. In my defence, two other K-38s which have come my
way have been sacrificed as “parts donors”; so I am not totally without reason
in my thinking.
Kettenburgs: K-38. Hull #s 18,
27, 32. Serious renovations
As the economy has slowed so has my capacity to renovate these beautiful boats. Thank goodness for Sunbrella boat covers and monthly bottom cleanings that slow any further deterioration!!
So, reality trumps reason even further. I have adjusted the asking price on each of these creatures to those now seen on the home page. These prices represent a tiny fraction of what has been invested in their renovation.