Photos by Bob Drake
When Gordon and Susan Repress designed their house in St. Marys, Ga., they capitalized on their peninsular lot’s privacy, natural vegetation and expansive water and salt marsh views.
We’ve all seen “For Sale By Owner” signs on boats in marinas, alongside the road, across the street from a boat show. You can also buy or sell a boat online using eBay or social media. But are any of these truly safe bets for buyers or sellers?
Imagine spending a quintessential Maine summer on your own private 25-acre island, following winding trails through evergreen woods to tidal pools, bold granite ledges and a pebble swimming beach. Beneath sweeping southerly views of Penobscot Bay from your cabin’s capacious deck lies Bucks Harbor’s busy yachting activity.
As the days warm and the nights lengthen, the waterfront comes alive
I grew up in a small riverside village with three boatyards within a half-mile of the family home. Each spring we were serenaded by the sounds of pile drivers and power tools; hammering, scraping and sanding; the smell of paint, varnish, creosote and outboard exhaust. Remember red lead?
A small boat and a warm summer day can nurture a love that lasts a lifetime
Small boats are the soul of boating for many of us; they are where we start and often where we finish. We were allowed to use them in our youth because they had limited monetary value; we allow ourselves to use them in old age often for the same reason — and to get back in touch with why we fell for boating in the first place.
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