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Monday, May 7, 2012

Only A Little Done This Week....

This week I was really busy at work.  That said, I did get a few things done on the boat.  The best was that Tim came from K-W Glass on Tuesday and re-bedded ALL the hatches that were loose and/or leaking... After a few hours the job was done and everything was the way it should be.

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 .


ATN Gale Sail
Hopefully, they will arrive at our mailbox later this week and we can cross 2 more safety things off our list....

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.

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