To willowleaf , kayamedic and others who were so generous with their help and suggestions…
While I’m still waiting for my dream boat, I bought a Penobscot 16 that I found in great shape. It gets me on the waters so I can get some strokes back and explore local waters, which should help me if I find a really nice solo boat later.
This made some sense to me in the short term, because I can get my son out with me, take him fishing, but have something to play around with by myself. At 60, I can handle the weight, though a lighter boat certainly would be easier, and more fun to paddle. For now I’ve done some solo rigging. See pic.
I just wanted to say that I appreciated all the help on the forum. It’s nice how helpful and friendly some people have been.