I have successfully bought and sold my boats. I still call the new one "The Newport 28" because I'm fairly unhappy with the name (Sophica II), but Camille hasn't come up with a new one and I haven't performed any rituals yet. Soon we'll have a good name.
I don't have any new pictures of the N28 yet, but I'll keep the blog updated as new sails, canvas, and interior work is done. Only because you care.
Another future post will go into the specifics of selling Polka Dot (to a really nice family, the 5 year old boy learned to say Ahoy within the first 3 minutes of sailing!). Until then, here's the best part of selling the boat: the bitter angry email from someone I had to call and tell that I'd already sold the boat:
I forgot that she had absolute exclusive rights to a boat that she saw on the world's most popular classified ads site. Silly me.