Well, I've gone and done it. I have bought Camille's boat. Only two years before she can even start taking sailing lessons. We're nothing if not prepared around here.
The boat is a 1965 wooden El Toro in pretty nice shape. Just enough work needs to be done to keep us busy over the winter. And until she's ready to go out by herself, Bob and I will have a really cool lake boat to tool around in.
As is my family tradition, Camille names the boats (especially hers). I was prepared for Polka Dot II and even ready to paint polka dots on the topsides. But, she threw out Starbeam, an oddly nautical name despite being named after "My Little Pony". The boat will have a varnished interior and transom with blue paint on the hull and topsides with snowflake accents. Starbeam, go figure.