Topic: New to forum, new (76) contessa!
I've been lurking here for a while, researching before eventually finding my contessa. I've just purchased her yesterday, and have realized that this particular boat was 'Shannon's', still registered as 'ketchi manitou'. I guess that's a cheap boat pun on 'kitchi manitou', essentially the word for God in Ojibwa culture. I guess she didn't get her new name on, the dark hull is currently bare. Are you still around here Shannon?
Anyways, very excited, going to sail her up from Victoria to Gabriola next week. She needs lots of small jobs performed, so I'll be asking questions! The lister-petter seems to run well, and the owner between Shannon and I has done some rig upgrading etc. I've decided on a new name, Ayla May, the name of the 2 month old daughter of the previous owner... who has already convinced him to sell.
Again, very excited... my first boat that could take me anywhere.