It worked. Lyn and Leigh spent the next few days scouring the classified ads looking for boats, and the next weekend they inspected a Bayfield 25 for sale here in the Marina... and brought dinner. And rum.
And we brought Jack and Melanie to further sink the hook.
Lyn and Leigh will be hull-wet by the beginning of next season.
A couple of weeks later Leigh came out for a sail, and we shanghai'd Ed into joining us. The wind wasn't heavy but the Bay was choppy. So choppy that we managed to break some of our high quality polycarbonate dinnerware. Yes, Virginia, you can break stuff at 3 knots.
...but Dee is well and truly HOOKED. Marco and Dee are apparently going to be sailboat shopping soon.
And "Talk the Dock!"