Here’s the cast of characters.

Jadzia

She’s wonderful. A solid 1978 Gulfstar 50. When we acquired her, she was on the hard, full of wasps, and the interior was … overwhelming. Much of the woodwork needed updating, and the plumbing, wiring, and equipment all needed careful review (and much replacement). Outside, the hull was blistered and the lines in rough shape.

We’ve managed to address much of this, and she’s ready for her first sail.

Allyson

Philosopher. Lover of the outdoors.

Autumn

Professional chef. Killer pottery skillz. Jill of all trades.

Kristie

Writer, geneticist, people studier.

Paul

Absentminded professor.

Wil

Cabinet maker. Housewife. Organizer extraordinaire. Jack of all trades.