She is an Islander 40, designed by Doug Peterson. She is a screamer to sail, I had a blast on sea trials. We immediately moved it to the boatyard in Oriental, a "maiden voyage" of about three miles under motor on a gorgeous day.
Carol loved it.
OK, I loved it too.
We are now living at the boatyard dock waiting on parts to arrive to repair the headsail roller furling system, which failed on sea trials. We are working long hours to repair/rejuvenate/replace systems that have had little use in the recent past. The boatyard is actually in the town of Oriental, as opposed to our usual haunt of about 30 minutes round trip. This makes it very convenient when it comes time to buy parts or supplies. When repairs are complete here, we will move the boat to Point Marina and continue to learn her systems and personality.
There is a boat show here this weekend, and some Coast Guard courses are coming up in the area soon. We plan to partake in both of them. I promise pictures soon. For now, know that we are well and working our a***s off.