November 23, 2005
the end of an erauntil the next one at least. i just got back from the marina, and the boate is now officially under new ownership. the new owner, david, seems like a really cool guy who will take care of her and enjoy her as much as we all have (and he wants to keep the captain's blogge going too, so we can continue to follow the story). i was having a LOT of second thoughts when i was filling out the paperwork. there will be other boats in my future, but i will not ever forget my "first love".
August 25, 2005
the boate is for sale: 1969 coronado 25this is gonna go on craigslist tomorrow at some point, but thought i would put it up here first for comments, suggestions, and first dibs. i feel a little sad already. "the boate" is for sale. a 25' 1969 coronado sailboat, a wealth of good times and good fun. berthed in the berkeley marina, slip comes with the boat. $3500 (o.b.o. she is a boat after all) is all it takes to get out on the bay right now! has a new 5HP honda four stroke outboard. new mast tabernacle. sails beautifully. here is her official website and captain's blog. and here is an incomplete photo history. and more photos on flickr here. also, some videos: 1, 2, and 3 the domain name "theboate.com" is included.
Coronado 25 Sales Brochure1971 Sailboat Directory and GuideBrochure Page 1Brochure Page 2Brochure Page 3Brochure Page 4
August 24, 2005
from mondaybret, julie and i sailed over to angel island.
August 21, 2005
sailing and scarfingi went out for the day with phil and dave, sailed up through raccoon strait and then back through the main channel between alcatraz and angel island. we got ashore and headed out to dave's in clayton and ate for around three hours. it was a great day.
Posted by captain eric at 02:47 AM
July 31, 2005
flying kites and sailingthe berkeley kite festival is this weekend, and phil and i sailed the boate just off the marina breakwater to get an unparalelled view of the kites. it was as good a day as you get in the bay area, and for a while as we cruised along near angel island i dragged my hands along in the water off the stern, which would normally turn my fingers into little popsicles. not today, it was beautiful and inviting, and over at ayala cove lots of boaters were swimming, swinging from halyards over the water. i made this photo into my desktop, click on the image to go over to flickr and download the large size of it if you want to do the same. it's nice.
June 06, 2005
a nice smooth dayi went out saturday with my friend kate, and it was a truly gorgeous day. the wind shifted around quite a bit, and ended the day coming from the south. we sailed over to angel island, sat at one of the picnic tables in the warm summer sun, and ate the sandwiches we brought. sailing doesn't get much better.
Posted by captain eric at 12:36 AM