Discovering Family Pocket Cruising

Here’s a lovely letter from a long-term pocket cruiser, encouraging newbies to the fun!

Ken,
I’m thankful that people like yourself are compelled and willing to venture into the business of building a boat like the Melbec 18. I’ve been a self-employed professional videographer…so I know something about the insecurities of entrepreneurship… On the other hand, I know practically nothing about boat building; and I can’t contemporaneously represent the youth you are trying to attract to your product. However, I was in my mid-thirties with a very young family when I bought our West Wight Potter; so, I’ll offer what insights I can from that retrospective. Continue reading “Discovering Family Pocket Cruising”

Lovely Quote About Small Boats…

“A small sailing craft is not only beautiful, it is seductive and full of strange promise and the hint of trouble. If it happens to be an auxiliary cruising boat, it is without question the most compact and ingenious arrangement for living ever devised by the restless mind of man . . .”
From E.B. White’s essay: The Sea and the Wind that Blows.

New Year’s Day Sail!

A wonderful feeling to sail with the owners of the boat you built and collaborated on to customize. Great way to share the first day of a brand new year. We are very excited about this great pocket cruiser. We adopted a design from a naval architect in Argentina…but all of the improvements we made here in the US made her an even better boat.

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