we don’t need no stinkin’ keel
Ronnie and Ed have Warriors’ Wishjust a few hours from San Francisco after sailing about a thousand miles without a keel on their delivery home from Hawaii, a truly monumental feat of seamanship. How the hell this thing hasn’t tipped over and stayed tipped over remains a mystery to us. SA’er "schoonerman" summed it up best: "I finally figured out why the boat doesn’t flip over…both Ed and Ronnie are sitting in the bilge and their BIG BRASS BALLS are keeping the thing upright!"
Schoonerman and a phalanx of other SA’ers are rolling out the welcome at the crack of ass this morning with good tequila and their favorite beer to greet the weary sailors after a job well done. Keep an eye on the thread to see it all unfold, and we’ll have an update here after these boys get some well-deserved (and likely near-comatose) rest. For another great story of a keel misadventure on the same trip a few decades back, read this post.