Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Buddy's boat. The Malitoa. It's a 26 foot sailboat moored in Kadena harbor. In a former life, Bud was crew on some race boats and had his own in Pt. Arthur, Texas. I'm stoked he's in a place where he can once again pursue sailing. He and some local sailing friends piloted it around from the east side of the island two weeks ago. Heavy seas and a strong headwind really put the Malitoa through it's paces. 13 hours worth. He said it's very stable for a small rig, and handled the big stuff no problem. While working on it last week, I could see the tropical fish (a puffer, and some other really bright ones) nibbling on algea under the hull. Can't wait to get underwater.