|The view from our kitchen.|
|Our other new boat - new SUP to complement our kayak.|
Let's see, what else have we done. Well, we have cleaned every nook and cranny that we have gotten into, which is a lot on a boat. Sara has been working on organizing all our stuff, and is almost finished outfitting all the cabins with new blankets, sheets, and linens, as well as getting new dishes for the kitchen.
I've been busy too. I've epoxied some pinhole leaks in one of our holding tanks with some stuff called JB weld - hopefully it stands up to its name. I also used it to repair a broken rack for our U-shaped life preserver. I took apart our chart plotter and replaced a broken button on it - seems to work, but we haven't moved the boat yet, so we'll see when we actually get it out on the ocean.
|The JB weld did not hold the horseshoe buoy rack. Back to the drawing board on that one.|
The first thing we did was install a new solar panel on the bimini roof. The panels on this boat are high end, so with just three panels we have a total of 645 watts of solar capacity, which I think is pretty good.
|Now three solar panels - free electricity! (i.e. once we've paid for the panels, install, etc.....)|
|Fresh hour meters, still at zero.|
So, we are making good progress. We still have a long list of things to do, and it seems every time we finish one project, we find a few more that we want to get done, but we seem to be moving from big projects to smaller ones which are more within our ability to do ourselves, so hopefully we will get the list small enough to confidently cast off at some point.
|Taking some time off the boat to enjoy the Ft. Lauderdale beaches.|