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Enough of that whining

None of this from now on... mostly.

None of this from now on… mostly.

OK, the last few posts seem to be me mostly whining.  Let’s focus a little on what’s going right.

  1. The main refit work is done. The soft decks have been repaired. The chain plates repaired. The aft storage locker (aka the super fund site) has been cleaned and restored to its former glory, it looks really nice.
  2. New stove is on the boat. New gas lines will be run this week and there’s a good chance we’ll be cooking on it this weekend if all goes to plan.
  3. The arch is close to completion and looks very, very good.
  4. We have a potential solution in the works for the lifeline stanchions and will give it a test next weekend.
  5. We did our first reseat of a hatch window. Twice. Once to learn how and once more to do it right. A putty knife, scraping tool and some GE SSG4000 UltraGlaze Silicone Structural Glazing Sealant got it done. This is a pretty easy one to do and we’ll get them all done on the next couple of weekends. We also used some of that stuff designed to clean headlights on cars to take off all the oxidation. It looks very nice now and should be waterproof.
  6. The electronics have been purchased and delivered to the installer. I’ll write more about that later and get my geek on but they should be installed within the next couple of weeks.
  7. The prop is also delivered to the same installer. It may take a quick haul out to get this replaced but whatever. I gotta get it done.
  8. I figured out how to make the AC work this weekend. The forward AC blows snow, the aft AC may need a recharge but I got a guy…
  9. Almost all internal lights are LED now. I have one more to install in the shower and it’s done.
  10. My credit cards are still working. Suckers!

So we actually have a lot accomplished.  Staying on the boat is wonderful, nothing like sleeping under the open hatch with sea air blowing on you and hearing the sounds of marina living (my liver may not agree 100% with me but it just needs to get with the program and be a team player).  We’ll be ready to go out and try repeatedly hitting the dock in just a few more weeks, maybe we’ll even figure out how to drag our anchor and alienate the Coast Guard.  It’s good to have incentives.   Yeah, incentives are important. I learned that in rehab.

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One Response to “Enough of that whining”

  1. Congrats on all the accomplishments! You’ll have a better than new boat in no time! Enjoy!

    Posted by Judi Sharp | June 3, 2013, 1:12 PM

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