I was thinking a couple of weeks ago on my first time out this year as I was paddling, and it came to mind that this year is my CD Caribou’s 21st season. And she’s still my #1 boat.
I’ve had others, including the Anas Acuta that I still have (And really like), but the ‘Bou is the one I take on vacation, and on daytrips away from home waters in CT/RI. She’s also my “questionable marine forecast” ride. I’ve bashed her off rocks, holed her once, and she’s still in great shape considering the amount of use (And abuse) I’ve doled out. Taken her to places like Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and lots of trips to Maine.
I’m not nearly as adventurous as I used to be, but it’s good to know I’m in a boat I know so well when the unexpected comes up. And it has.
Anyone else have a boat that they’ll never sell?