The answer can be found in this journal and the passage logs, though I expect not in any one place.
I like the immediacy of the experience of the sea in small boats, though sometimes it can be too immediate. Also the simplicity and purity of both the experience and the boats. And, as with CHIDIOCK TICHBORNE, I wanted a new-to-me experience, with new problems to solve and new challenges, as opposed to old rock stars who forever sing the hits of their youth. I wanted to sing a new song. And GANNET and I are a song never sung before.