On Thursday I spent some time and installed 2 underwater lights that Canadian Tire had for sale for (are you ready for this) $39.00!!! ( I installed one on each side of the hull, just above the rudder). All it takes is a 1/4" hole and 4 stainless screws to mount this sealed light into place with 3M 5200 adhesive.
That is an AMAZING price for and underwater LED light. I saw that I wasn't the only one with this good idea, as our friend's Mike and Patricia added these same lights to their 43' Formula this weekend... You know it is interesting how quickly people will respond if companies sell something for a REASONABLE price. Here is the link from their site: Canadian Tire Underwater Light
Speaking of reasonable, some people who own a Dufour 12000ct in California and sailed around the world a few years ago were kind enough to sell us their old GALE SAIL and their Jordan Series Drogue .
The only other work done on the boat this week was I started to put tools and supplies back on the boat from the trailer. I managed to reduce the spare parts I carry down to 4 reasonably small plastic containers. We have a mechanical box, electrical box, plumbing box, and an engine spare parts box. In addition I have a milk crate full of spare wire under the bed in the aft cabin. Hopefully this will limit the amount of extra weight we have to carry around with us....
In a few weeks I will be starting my summer vacation so will dedicate a month to getting the boat ready to re-launch next spring.