We had a sailboat. It was a 31 foot Dehler, blue water cruiser. We sailed it all over the coastal bend and my children had pirates for friends. Imaginary ones, but pirates none-the-less. We explored islands, watched the moon rise anchored with not another soul around for miles and my babies swam with wild dolphins. It was a magical thing for our children.
We sold Calypso 1 year ago. The oldest kids had grown and were more interested in being with their friends than on a boat with their parents. We were not using her and that is just a crying shame for such a beautiful boat. She is now sailing in Corpus Christi bay.