After I wrote the last post, I actually sat down to an accounting of the expenses we’d accrue with the care & feeding of the second boat, and had to admit that it makes no sense to hold on – as attractive as the idea may be from an emotional standpoint.
Sionna must have her Genoa replaced before we can cruise again, and the cost of that sail nearly matches the cost of keeping the little boat – whether we actually launch her or not. It’s time to release those memories and move on. We have friends here in Rockland who have boats, so we won’t be entirely land-locked without the Tanzer.
Farewell, Honfleur. May you find a loving home and able hand for your next 39 years.
It’s been a lovely cruise.
(Update of the Update: The boat sold the day after we listed her on Craigslist. Wonderful thing, the internet! She goes on to another couple, just starting out in the sailing world. Just as we were when Honfleur came to live with us. Very cool.)