One day I was offered a 32 foot trimaran for a very low price. We freeboat captains conferred and decided to get it. We now needed to give away our beloved Frieboot a.k.a "Free Boat One".
I happened to know just the person to give it to. Shannon O'Hare, creator of the "Neverwas Haul", a self-propelled victorian house. I invited him to come look at a free boat with a working diesel engine. I gave him a beer and left him aboard the boat alone for a few minutes while I lugged some junk back to my truck. When I came back he was hooked. His mind was racing with the adventures and projects he would have with his new boat.
Shannon recruited a crew of stalwart pals to share it with him.
Here he and Captain Kimrick take their new boat out for a spin.
P.S. Update august 2007 I gave away another free boat. It's gone:
yet another free boat: in Alameda CA
It's a small 24ft trimaran, or you could use the center hull as half of a Wharram-type catamaran. The shape is compatible with the small Wharrams.
You'll need a trailer to transport it, or a truck with a beefy roof rack and some strong friends.
Here's the table of contents of the whole saga:
Chapter 1: How to Get a Free Yacht
Chapter 2: Maiden Voyage of the Free Yacht
Chapter 3: Fix Broken Stix and other Trix
Chapter 4: Outboard Motor Mutilates Foot
Chapter 5: It's sinking and it's on Fire.
Chapter 6: How To Give Away a Free Yacht
Chapter 7: Get an Even Better One and Fabulize it.
Chapter 8: Celebrate Freedom
Chapter 9: Technicolor Dreamboat
Chapter 10: Privateer Knot
Chapter 11: Dismasted!
Chapter 12: Kiteboat!
Chapter 13: Mast Raising