After one year away from the boat we were pleased to find no mold, no mildew, no cockroaches, a few signs of leaking and no more dust than expected. The deck was really dirty, but not outrageously so. And so began our 2019 sailing season.
We were on the hard for two weeks doing both the routine, (Jim up the mast to exercise the gib furler, washing dock lines, emptying water tanks to refill with fresh water), the unexpected (replacing the "Y" valve in the waste system and repair of the propane system) and a few major repairs (air conditioning, outboard motor, dripless system). The dodger and biminy were re-installed. This list does not include the non-boat related repairs: new windshield for our car and a major fix for my computer which was on a slowdown strike of major proportions.
|Well, Why Not? Dockside|
|The resident alligator, also dockside|
|Jim, flipping the dinghy|
For the first time we had friends join us for a few days on the boat. Dean and Shelley our neighbors in Chatfield were the brave souls.
|Dean anticipating the lock|
|Dean swimming after checking the rudder|
sizes going up and down the intracoastal waterway.
|Dean and Shelley at Cabbage Key|
Where to now? Who knows? Stay tuned.