I've been drooling over Boston Whalers lately - well, ever since I first launched my boat in South Freeport at Strout's Point, where they had a Whaler tender - probably the 9 foot model that, apparently, isn't made anymore (according to the website anyway).
That was 2007 so this love for Whalers isn't exactly new, but now that I've finally sold my boat (phew) I have been trolling craigslist. What can I say? I'm glutton for punishment.
So I saw a few older ones and they are beauties, low and sleek in the water, but I'm fooling myself. City folk like me don't have room to store a boat/trailer. It's one of the sacrifices of living downtown.
Nevertheless, "downtown" is right on the ocean, so I can't help but get the itch. Over. And. Over. Again. Strange for a boy from the backwoods and I'm not able to explain it.
It just is.