Our Dream Boat Comes In; Vigilant (2017 Back Cove 41)

In June of 2016, we were enjoying our first overnight weekend with Gail and Rudy. We were at the Newport Yachting Center (also for the first time), and out to breakfast at The Corner Cafe when I got this text from Joyce at BYS telling me about an incredible listing she just got for a 2015 Sabre 42. As I munched on my Portuguese egg … Continue reading Our Dream Boat Comes In; Vigilant (2017 Back Cove 41)

The Mean Kitty Hyrdrasports 3300CC – Twin 300 HP ETECs

We moved into our new house in Mattapoisett in June of 2007. We were enjoying the post 9/11 stock market boom and as I said, the Whaler was becoming highly unreliable. I had become a regular on thehulltruth.com and had literally spent the last 2 years picking out the next Horne boat. All the offshore boys liked Yellowfins and Regulators. I did too, but they were … Continue reading The Mean Kitty Hyrdrasports 3300CC – Twin 300 HP ETECs

Does Anyone Know Where The Love Of God Goes When the Waves Turn The Minutes to Hours?

The 26′ Boston Whaler Outrage Twin 200 HP Mercury Optimax (My First Boat) Susan, Kitten, and me at Kingman Marine. 2000 was a very good year for the Horne Family. We were living in The Bay Area, I was doing very well in my job, and able to take a 6 week sabbatical in Mattapoisett for the Summer. With a few stock option bucks burning a … Continue reading Does Anyone Know Where The Love Of God Goes When the Waves Turn The Minutes to Hours?

The Sunfish – How I Learned to Sail…

Having been born in Nova Scotia, my father Clyde always loved sailing. In the 60’s, he rented a Bullseye for a few weeks and also a Corinthian. Both were classic sloops capable of handling the typical afternoon blow of Buzzards Bay. When I was in high school, Clyde was making good money and decided to buy a Sunfish on a total whim. It originally had … Continue reading The Sunfish – How I Learned to Sail…

Our Thunderbird – The Ute was a hoot!

In the mid 1960’s I convinced Clyde to buy a bigger boat. I remember driving around with him looking at used Thompsons, but I think he knew they were lake boats that wouldn’t hold up to much on Buzzards Bay. The other problem with the Thompson was that they were wooden hulls and I think Clyde knew fiberglass was the next new thing. Grady’s and … Continue reading Our Thunderbird – The Ute was a hoot!