K. Steven Monk is creating videos about trailer sailing.
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Boats of one sort or the other have pretty much been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember. The first boat I ever had was a 6-foot johnboat which I built out of a couple of sheets of plywood at the age of 14. I launched it in a small creek behind my family's home. It leaked, but I was still proud of it just the same.

Since that time I have built, paddled, motored, and sailed just about every kind of boat that you can imagine from johnboats to an aircraft carrier. I have sailed them on various waters ranging from streams and lakes in Georgia to the Tonkin Gulf off Viet Nam. It has truly been a lifetime of adventure on the water for me and I have loved every minute of it.

So now maybe you're asking, what is trailer sailing? Well, quite simply, it's sailing a small sailboat that is hauled about on a trailer to whatever body of water that you want to go sailing on. If the body of water has a boat ramp, you can go sailing there. That opens up quite a lot possible locations that you can get to at 60 miles per hour, unless the body of water is too small for a sailboat. But still, that's a lot of possibilities. This brings to my mind the adventure of legendary sailor Tristan Jones, when he sailed his small, ocean going vessel Sea Dart on Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the highest body of water in the world. Tristan hauled Sea Dart up there on a truck. So, when you're thinking of locations where you can sail a trailer sailor, the possibilities are limitless.

Call me a Tristan Jones if you want to, but I have never been one who would let someone tell me that it can't be done. I have too much fun proving them wrong.

My present boat is a Balboa 21, a trailer sailor designed by Peter Barrett and built by Coastal Recreation Inc., now out of business. I plan to sail it to as many different places as I am able to and create videos of my adventures there.

And that's where you can help. Your pledge of support can help me to get to these locations with the tools and equipment I need to make quality videos that you will enjoy watching on my YouTube channel. Your pledge doesn't have to be large... just a dollar per month from supporters like you will go a long way to bringing you videos that you will enjoy.

Thank you for dropping by and thank you for your support.

Fair winds,
Capt. Steve Monk

Boats of one sort or the other have pretty much been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember. The first boat I ever had was a 6-foot johnboat which I built out of a couple of sheets of plywood at the age of 14. I launched it in a small creek behind my family's home. It leaked, but I was still proud of it just the same.

Since that time I have built, paddled, motored, and sailed just about every kind of boat that you can imagine from johnboats to an aircraft carrier. I have sailed them on various waters ranging from streams and lakes in Georgia to the Tonkin Gulf off Viet Nam. It has truly been a lifetime of adventure on the water for me and I have loved every minute of it.

So now maybe you're asking, what is trailer sailing? Well, quite simply, it's sailing a small sailboat that is hauled about on a trailer to whatever body of water that you want to go sailing on. If the body of water has a boat ramp, you can go sailing there. That opens up quite a lot possible locations that you can get to at 60 miles per hour, unless the body of water is too small for a sailboat. But still, that's a lot of possibilities. This brings to my mind the adventure of legendary sailor Tristan Jones, when he sailed his small, ocean going vessel Sea Dart on Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the highest body of water in the world. Tristan hauled Sea Dart up there on a truck. So, when you're thinking of locations where you can sail a trailer sailor, the possibilities are limitless.

Call me a Tristan Jones if you want to, but I have never been one who would let someone tell me that it can't be done. I have too much fun proving them wrong.

My present boat is a Balboa 21, a trailer sailor designed by Peter Barrett and built by Coastal Recreation Inc., now out of business. I plan to sail it to as many different places as I am able to and create videos of my adventures there.

And that's where you can help. Your pledge of support can help me to get to these locations with the tools and equipment I need to make quality videos that you will enjoy watching on my YouTube channel. Your pledge doesn't have to be large... just a dollar per month from supporters like you will go a long way to bringing you videos that you will enjoy.

Thank you for dropping by and thank you for your support.

Fair winds,
Capt. Steve Monk

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