to keep wandering!
Lee Hughes wrote:
I'm looking for a good second-hand Wayfarer (ideally a Mark 1A GRP) to buy this fall when I come to the States. I'm willing to travel to anywhere on the East Coast to look at boats. Can you put me in contact with anyone who might have a Wayfarer to sell?
I would suggest you keep an eye on the Wayfarer market page of the Canadian Wayfarer web site: http://www.angelfire.com/de/whiffle/Wmarketindex.html
The main web site is: http://www.angelfire.com/de/whiffle/
I also will be posting Wayfarers for sale on the US Wayfarer web site: www.uswayfarer.org
These organizations are the best place to find Wayfarers and I am copying Uncle Al and Dick Harrington in case they hear of boats for sale. I have also seen Wayfarers in some of the Internet lists of boats for sale and it is worth searching some of those sites to see what you can find. Please feel free to e-mail any questions you might have that I or others in USWA or C.W.A. might be able to help with.
Hi there, Robin:
Well, I got lucky and was able to buy Frank Dye's Wayfarer which he advertised on the CA Wayfarer site. Many thanks though for your reply.
Wanderer is sold - to a New Zealander. He seems a nice chap as far as one can tell from e-mail, and it's nice to know Wanderer will be sailing with another enthusiast.
He rode a horse from Canada to Mexico, so he is adventurous, and now he wants to dinghy cruise the East Coast. So it is ideal.
details from your website. It's very efficient. You did Wanderer
Regards and best wishes,
What with email and enthusiasm, our communications are good around here, so I had already heard via Dick Harrington (complete with a copy of a Lee Hughes note) that Lee had bought Wanderer. Sounds like a perfect match. I removed the ad (which by the way is always free and done with pleasure!) right away and poor Brian McCleery got all worried 'cause the ad was gone. So now it's straightened away and all that remains is for Lee to keep us informed of his progress - preferably with photos...
This is Dick Harrington, the USWA cruising secretary. It's Friday evening and I've 'tipped a few' so please excuse any typos.
Reading some of parts of correspondence between Robin Moseley and yourself (he copied me on some of his reply e-mail) I get the notion that you will be doing some cruising over here starting around August. I would be very interested to learn more about your plans and offer any advice or help if needed.
On Mon, 18 Mar 2002 09:29:19 +1200 "Lee Hughes" <email@example.com> writes:
thank you for your kind note. I will be in the US in August and will holiday with friends in Wyoming for some weeks before going to Ontario in fall/winter to collect the boat, equip it and ship it to Florida where I will begin to cruise it up the East coast. If my visa and my finances allow, I should take about 6 months to get to Maine, arriving there in summer.
After that, who knows? I'll have more detailed plans nearer the date but I appreciate the offer of advice. I will be looking for ideas about how to transport it to Florida and where to start from.
Okay! I see you are doing the Frank Dye Sailing to the Edge of Fear thing. Fantastic! I haven't sailed the southeastern coast much nor the 'intracoastal'. But I assume you've consulted Frank. I might be able to put you in touch with a couple of my southern 'W' associates; however, they would likely have limited knowledge. Once you've reached New England, more specifically Maine, I'm probably a wealth of useful information. I think it took Frank two summers to get to Maine. Negotiating Cape Cod was a major hassle for him.
I happen to
northeastern coast the most. It is much more interesting, less
and you are not spending so much time in the narrow confines of the
If I had only one sailing season at my disposal I would probably begin
at Chesapeake Bay in early May and shoot for ending up on the Bay of
in New Brunswick. The coast of Nova Scotia (particularly the
Shore) is terrific, but crossing the Bay of Fundy presents a
Frank points out. I may also be
I'm probably doing another single-handed Maine cruise myself this year. This will be in later July or early August. I would like to keep in touch with the hope that me might be able to hook up together for a short spell once you embarked.
I don't have an immediate suggestion for transporting Wanderer. Unfortunately Frank's boat has no road trailer (correct), so that means if you're going to hire an auto, you'll still need to obtain a trailer from someone. Wayfarer Fleet 3 is located at Lake Eustis, Florida and consists mostly of retirees who travel back and forth from the north. Several are from Michigan which is just across the border from Ontario. If you go to our USWA web page you'll find the name of a representative and an e-mail address for the Fleet 3 folks. (Mike Murto <firstname.lastname@example.org>) Ask if any of the northern travelers might be able to assist you with a trailer. I also thought that Frank was keeping his boat tent. If you need a new one Hans Gottschling in the Toronto area can provide you with one.
Hey, you've got some details to take care of, but it's going to be a great adventure.
'cc' a few folks just in case something falls out that is of value to
I will certainly let you guys know what I'm up to as soon as things start happening. My next job is to contact the guy that is storing Wanderer and ask him to hold onto it for another few months. I should arrive in the US in the first week of August but I don't plan on picking up Wanderer for some weeks after that. I'll be in Wyoming staying with friends until the fall/winter when I plan to collect her and move her to Florida so I can start a winter cruise north. Not the ideal plan. I'd rather sail from North to South, but work, bills and schedules put paid to that. I'll keep you up to date with things though. (I figure that way the search party will know where to look).
Great! I'll keep everyone posted on your doings in the Whiffle Web's Weekly Cruise News. Best wishes for fine, fun sailing,
Uncle Al (W3854)