Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spike Africa

I have always been a schooner guy...There is something about the proportions of a schooner that just cries out to the romantically and nautically obsessed . Sure Schooners badly sailed don’t go to weather like a some think they should but then again all the folks who tell me schooners don’t go to windward with Bermudan sloops all seem to motor to windward anyway So what’s the point? Personally I think most anti schooner folk simply can't handle the fact that you need to be the real deal to pull off being a schooner man.

Speaking of schooners and Schooner Men I can think of no finer example than the Schooner “Spike Africa” designed and built by Bob Sloan who had the right stuff. Like all good schooners is a working boat at heart...equally at home working as a tow boat or being a model/actor in commercials and movies with an impressive resume and it would be somewhat disrespectful to call it a yacht....Spike Africa is the real deal and if you have a spare $595,000 , vision, the right stuff and a romantic soul it could be yours...Spike Africa