Busy at Sage Marine!

We are busy busy and even busier here at Sage Marine! Some photos of owners and their new Sage 17’s Sage 15s and SageCats –

 

We also had a great time at the Annapolis Sailboat Show –

annapolis 17

Looking ahead we are making plans for a big announcements on a boat & events for this upcoming first quarter of 2018. Watch this space!

Boat delivery, travel preparations and even some sailing

Last blog I discussed ‘anti-rust maintenance’ done on AIR BORN’s trailer.  Friday last week I did paint the sections that were rust and scale was removed and primed.  The trailer looks much better –

AIR BORN's trailer painted and ready for the next road trip.

AIR BORN’s trailer painted and ready for the next road trip.

In addition to working on AIR BORN another Sage 17 went through final preparations for being picked up by her owner –

Sage 17 owner departs for home after collecting boat from the shop.

Sage 17 owner departs for Michigan after collecting boat from the shop.

Sage 17 ALETHEIA is already on her home waters and went for her first sail just two days after leaving Colorado!

I’ve been spending a lot of time calling vendors these past couple of weeks as there are a couple of highly customized Sage 17s in the build schedule.  I’m sure these customizations will be of interest to folks and will post details as the boats begin assembly over the next couple of months.

Vendor flyers for customizing Sage 17s.

Vendor flyers for customizing Sage 17s.

Good ‘Sage Marine friends’ from Texas are visiting the shop and last weekend we went for an enjoyable sail in AIR BORN on Lake Dillon –

Texas friends Eldor and Dorothy enjoying a sail on Sage 17 AIR BORN on Lake Dillon, Colorado.

Texas friends Eldor and Dorothy enjoying a sail on Sage 17 AIR BORN on Lake Dillon, Colorado.

To end this busy week before the 4th of July holiday I spent some time getting Sage Marine’s Montgomery 15 through a ‘systems check’ and she is ready to travel to Monterey Bay for the Cruiser Challenge

Montgomery 15 JUSTUS is ready to head to California.

Montgomery 15 JUSTUS is ready to head to California.

Happy 4th to everyone and hope you are out on the water during the holiday!

– Dave

Boat shows, boat deliveries and boat trailers

After a month-long silence I will update all’ya’all on what I have been up to during the last month –

* drove from Colorado to Florida to attend the Strictly Sail Miami boat show.

Departing Denver on the 4th of February.

Departing Denver on the 4th of February.

Stopped on the way to Miami to show the boat.  The couple was nice enough to allow me to 'camp' in their driveway.

Stopped on the way to Miami to show the boat. The couple was nice enough to allow me to ‘camp’ in their driveway.

The boat on display at Strictly Sail Miami.

The boat on display at Strictly Sail Miami.

* drove from FL to Louisiana to deliver the brand new Sage 17 to her owner.  Though not in the best weather did go sailing for about an hour – light winds and 40 degrees.

The new Sage 17 delivered to her owner.  I spent a couple of days with the owner going through the rigging process and boat's systems.

The new Sage 17 delivered to her owner. I spent a couple of days with the owner going through the rigging process and boat’s systems.

Had a couple of issues with the usually reliable truck.

Had a couple of issues with the usually reliable truck.

* drove from LA to California to pick up more Sage 17 trailers.

Spend the night in the parking lot of Pacific Boat Trailers.

Spent the night in the parking lot of Pacific Boat Trailers.

* drove from CA back to Colorado.

Last night of the trip was spent in a campground in Cedar City, UT.

Last night of the trip was spent in a campground in Cedar City, UT.

In total I drove over 6,500 miles and was on the road from the 4th of Feb. until the 3rd of March.

I travel a lot.  The highlights are all the trips I have made beginning January 2014 through February 2015.

I travel a lot. The highlights are all the trips I have made beginning January 2014 through February 2015.

The trip was a lot of work … and honestly a lot of fun.   I’ll post some specific details over the next few weeks.

Next scheduled trip is in April when I’ll head back to California to attend the Strictly Sail Pacific show at Jack London Square in Oakland.

– Dave