Tuesday, November 15, 2005

"It Looks Expensive"

Gale force winds are sending the Volvo fleet into the port of Cadiz, Spain for repairs. But I'm certain you're all up on the latest here. Though it's been out for awhile I just ran across this book - for Jboat lovers and those who fancy themselves sailing entrepreneurs...take a read and learn how in 1975 Rod Johnstone used 20 grand to build the J/24, thereby beginning the empire we all know and love. When I mentioned recently to my sister that I might want to purchase a used J/27 in the spring she, not a sailor, took one look and said, "looks expensive..." We all know the old adage, stand in a shower and rip up $100 bills bla bla bla but I had to smile. Somehow she knew just the right words to remind me that I'm saving for not one but two college educations. I wonder if Johnstone's sister (if he has one) told him his boat looked expensive? Apples to oranges yes, but...

2 comments:

EVK4 said...

J/24's, on the other hand, are not expensive. And plenty of used sails from the overly-competitive types out there.

Lonnie Bruner said...

Cayard might be shipping the Pirates yacht to Cape Town by freaking airplane!

Lord, it's a crazy race.