Bilge diving may not be an Olympic sport - it's more like the nautical equivalent of Twister - but it's a necessary evil when it comes to making repairs onboard. Tom Neale writes that it's also a great way to bloody your knuckles, lose hand tools and parts and ruin a good change of clothes.
I sold my 53-foot Gulfstar motorsailer a little while ago. I hated selling her, and I miss her dearly. But the idea is to get a boat that’s smaller and much faster. We’re no longer raising and educating a family aboard, so we’re looking hard to find just what we want.