Wednesday, December 18, 2013

1982 Montgomery 17 Sailboat for Sale. Dothan, Alabama

I am selling my beloved Montgomery 17!  Asking price is $9,000.

Be sure to check out the video below!

I really took my time fitting this boat out with the best gear I could find, safety was my number one concern.  I researched every piece of gear and bought what I determined to be the bests products for my intended purposes, extended overnight trips on the boat.  Some of the gear is over sized for the boat, like the anchor system but it isn't over sized enough to not be easily handled by one person.

If you have any questions or would like to come look at the boat you can contact me, Trip, at or 334-790-0682.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The 2013 BEER Cruise in Pensacola, Florida

A few years back I learned about the B.E.E.R. Cruise in Pensacola and I have wanted to join in on the fun. Fun being sailing for a few days with several other sailboats, I don't think the cruise is focused on just BEER.

I made a little piece of artwork for this year's Cruise, it shows the route and destinations planned.

I have wanted to go ever since I found our about this rendezvous but I haven't been able to.  At first it was my boat (Watkins 29) was in Panama City and I didn't take it anywhere for some reason (many reasons).  Then I got rid of the Watkins and found my great little Montgomery 17.  I had the Montgomery last year in time for the Cruise but I didn't make due to conflicting dates with other plans.  This year will be different!  My calendar is already marked and I have a buddy to join me.

Although it's almost 6 months away I am already excited about it.  I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that there will be so many different boats there, in the last few years they have reported as to have had over 50 boat join in!  Most of them being trailerable sailboats similar to mine with a some larger boats too.  For a sailor (or me at least) one of the joys is meeting other sailors and checking out there boats!  I cannot wait for that!

I'm sure time will fly by and the BEER Cruise will be here before I know it.  I have a lot going on in my life now like getting married in less than 3 months and possibly a mission trip to El Salvador!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Galley Box for the Sailboat

So, my little 17'er doesn't have a galley or anywhere to cook so something needed to be done about that.  I ended up building a small box to mount my single burner propane stove in and also to store some cooking items in.

Like I said, I should be coming up with a new and improved design in the near future for the "BEER Cruise". So be sure and check back and/or subscribe to my Youtube Channel, SailingandSuch!