Doors open at 6:00
Program at 7:00
In person at Chester Bird Post 523 American Legion
200 Lilac Dr N, Golden Valley, MN 55422-5121
or Online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83645237904?pwd=alNCa2hZMm9vVEZsbUFHTmN1QXhPZz09
Meeting ID: 836 4523 7904
Our program is: Some things about St. Kitts and a Rat Boat, presented by Tom Mathisen
Tom writes: "In November 2022 my friend Dan and I flew to St Kitts to inspect a 2007 Fountain-Pajot Salina 48 catamaran “on the hard” that he was interested in buying. It was listed by a broker in Ottawa Canada. We were told the Swiss owner had suddenly taken sick in February 2022 and flew home with his wife and daughter and as a result had put the boat on the market. And so began an odyssey that is ongoing to this day.
The first part of this odyssey is the boat and the second has been even more unexpected. And that has been learning things about a Caribbean island you would only come to know by visiting for nine days at a time many times, over a period of twelve months.
Dan, a fellow sailor, downhill skier, runner, retired from his electrical engineering job four years ago and was looking for a project and found exactly that in the “person” of a boat left unattended on the hard for three and one half years rather than only the listed nine months.
Come to the NLSC Tuesday February 27 monthly meeting at the Golden Valley American Legion, 200 Lilac Drive N, Golden Valley 55422. You will hear the whole story including how the price dropped from $340,000 to $230,000 as told with photos, videos and some stories by Club member Tom Mathisen."