Boatitus strikes…again

July 15, 2015

IMG_1279Well it happened again…I got *another* boat. The new boat is a Barnett Max. It is an older boat that does not have much in the way of information on the internet. Its closest sibling is the Barnett 1400.

The Max is similar in size and rigging to a Laser sailboat, which is a small racing dinghy. Probably the most common small sailboat out there and often used for racing.

For a couple years I have wanted to get a Laser and learn to race it. The other day while talking to a buddy in the same marina as Penny he mentioned wanting to get rid of the Barnett Max he had. I happily offered to take it off his hands for him.

The boat needs a little work before it is seaworthy. The deck has come apart from the hull in a small area and the mast step may need re-fastening. Nothing difficult, just takes a little time. Will be a good fall/winter project. Get myself a drysuit and I will be out on the lake this winter!

See also Barnett Max Resources

One thought on “Boatitus strikes…again

  1. Robert Dall (July 15, 2015)

    Congrats on welcoming a new boat to the family!

    Does she have a name yet?