While looking over Craigslist, I decided to take a look at a Catalina 27 for sale. I have interest in a Catalina 27, but it's not my dream boat. It will be an improvement over my current ride in regards to family sailing, but I know there are other, better boats out there.
So, I go down to the marina to take a look; the boat is nice enough and certainly a good value for the price. But since the boat won't come with the upwind Berkeley slip, I think I'll probably pass. Still, a bit uncertain, I head for home. A notice on the bulletin board outside of M dock catches my eye. A lien sale? Hmm, let's see what kind of boats have been abandoned. Right down at the bottom of the list, a 30 foot Cape Dory.
It's probably a complete beater, but for the chance at finding my dream 30 footer for cheap on the West Coast? Worth giving up on a so-so Catalina 27, I'll tell you what. Serendipity, indeed.