A sailboat will not get you there fast. “There” has a tendency to become a bit fluid as well. Likewise progress on the boat has slowed a bit with the start of the oyster season, and I’m ok with that. I just keep chipping away, in this case on the paint that is encrusted on the rudder stock. The astute reader will have noticed a pattern here.
Also saw a sweet little sailboat (a Flicka I think) with a DIY mast-stepping rig. I’m tempted to try something like this when the time comes, the trick will be to do it without bayoneting the neighbors. We’ll see. Ta ta fer now!