And so it was… we acquired the twins. Not identical twins, but a pair nonetheless. And beauties they were, to our newly-inspired hearts. They symbolized certain adventure (and great uncertainty) all at once.
The larger and older boat was a Mason 41 built by Trident Shipyards in 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. It was mahogany glassed over at the time if production.
The S2, a 30′ fiberglass boat, was produced in 1979. This blue-water boat with center cockpit was highly recommended as a learning sailing vessel.
The original idea was to fix up one boat to live on and the other to rent out/sail, but once it all materialized, it was a much grander project than we expected… which only enhanced our sabbatical. Haha.
We had no idea what we were doing.
The first month we attempted to live, remodel, and entertain guests on the Mason. Riddled with leaks, children, luggage and tools it was simply not possible, but we fully pioneered the concept.
Then a seemingly crazy man (Scott), who later became a huge inspiration and friend, recommended we live aboard the smaller vessel, the S2.
Once we made the move, we were able to make better progress with both boats.
Upon completing the remodel of the Mason it sold. We then shifted focus to making the S2 more livable and geared up for sailing.
See the Mason Restoration in depth, before & after photos, and more.
Come aboard the S2.