Sunday, June 15, 2014

SCOUT in the TEXAS 200

200 miles in fives days. The Texas 200  2014 is in the books. There was lots of wind, very little wind, broken masts, broken rudders, capsizing, towing, and a lot of sea stories told. If I looked on Facebook once, I logged in a million times, keeping up with Scout and the Ducks. Sean and Scout had an amazing trip, and Sean came away with some wild sea stories, and a new appreciation for home built boats and the sailors that sail them.

Here are a few of the pictures from Sean and some of the other guys.

photo by Charlie Jones

photo by Charlie Jones

photo by Sean Mulligan

photographer unknown

photo by Paul Moffitt
 Photo by Capt. Votaw
Scout looks like Momma Duck leading the way for the Ducklings.


  1. Hi Lezlie, I love your blog and your spunk . . . you have the courage that I only dream of. When you are old and sitting in your rocking chair, you are going to be telling stories of a life well spent:)
    Keep Smiling.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Leslie,

    I did have an amazing trip and met amazing people that's for sure. I was also blessed with an amazing little boat to do the trip in. You did an amazing job building Scout. I hope we made you proud....your skills, workmanship, determination, and attention to detail are what carried me nearly 200 with nary a problem. The more I get to know Scout the more your work amazes me. While the Texas 200 taxed me in a number of ways, Scout never batted an eye. She is capable of so much more. Sooner or later you are gonna sail her. That is a goal I have. :-) Thanks for everything


    1. Thank you, that means a lot to me. You two did make me very proud. Did I hear you say you were thinking about the Everglades Challenge? That would be awesome, and I would be there at Key Largo to meet you two!


    2. Couldn't do it till 2016,.but yeah, I'm thinking about it . I know Scout can do's me I worry about. :-)

  3. Leslie,

    I sent a comment the other day I thought but I must have messed up sending it from my phone. Hopefully this one goes through.

    Scout was amazing. What else can I say. I am so happy with her I cannot even begin to tell you. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing little boat and all you amazing work. Like I told you before....sooner or later we are gonna get you at her helm and let you enjoy your work.

    Thanks again



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