About

This is a blog to follow the refitting and sailing adventures of my Grampian 26, Sailing Vessel: Tallulah!

The Boat:

Aquired in April 2015, I paid $2800 for the vessel that was name “IN A LOU” at the time by replying to this Kijiji ad.

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And this is what she looked like at the time of purchase.

 

The Captain:

My name is Leslie (don’t let the “ie” spelling fool you, I’m the female captain-hence “Elle Capitain”) and I was brought up around power boats, and fell in love with the water. I owned 2 small powerboats before deciding to switch to a sailboat at the age of 26. I spent 3 summers working (and learning) at a Marina while completing teachers college and waiting for a permanent teaching position. Now I teach grade 7 and spend as much time working on and enjoying my sailboat as possible.

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*note: the dog thinks she’s The Captain

The Goal:

Buy a sailboat, teach myself to sail and enjoy the water on a budget, while doing all the refitting and maintaining on my own (as much as possible, with tips from others along the way)!

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Follow along on my journey, and leave me your comments and tips as I go!