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Monday, August 25, 2014

Just Another Monday...

Welcome to our Blog. Our latest entry always comes up first... 
Click this link if you want to start at the beginning:
FIRST BLOG ENTRY
If you want to start at the beginning of our trip:
START OF TRIP
If you want to see the story of our trip from South Carolina
(where we bought the boat)
 to Lake Ontario Click this link:
  SOUTH CAROLINA
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This weekend we met another really neat couple who keep their boat at the Myrtle Beach Yacht club.  Rich & Tracy have a lovely 39' Benateau and hope to do some cruising in the next few years... We joined them for dinner at a local restaurant called Rockefellers.  They served great oysters and other seafood.  After dinner they were kind enough to take us to the grocery store where we picked up a few things we needed...  You know when you don't have a car, shopping needs to be really well planned or you need to take advantage of kindness whenever it comes your way...



On Sunday we toured each others boats and I have to say that they have the newest 10 year old boat I've ever seen... It is so wonderful when we meet so many really cool people....



Yesterday I decided that I was fed up with the mess in my workshop and took almost 6 hours to empty it out and tidy it up.  Now maybe I'll find things when I go looking for them...  


While I was messing with the workshop, Shelley spent a few hours and cleaned the rest of the boat...  Not bad, but I have to say that I am more proud of my one room than Shelley is of all the rest she did....

For supper Shelley made some sausages and served some fresh garden tomatoes from the Yacht club, some really nice balsamic vinegar and some fresh Basil from OUR herb garden! How cool is that!




Today was a chore day.  We started with 2 loads of laundry and then tackled the big locker behind the settee in the main salon.  I have been hiding bits and pieces in that space for months, so today was the day we straightened it all out and and inventoried everything.  


When that job was finished I built straps to hold down the batteries in the event we ever get knocked down... The last thing we need after something like that is to have to clean up spilled acid, or worse get it spilled on one of us in what would already be a bad day....
  



The last job today was to repair the diesel generator (problems with the fuel lines) and then fill a few empty scuba tanks...  We discovered that the 220 volt motor that runs the compressor was not ventilated properly and it over heated until I installed an additional fan to keep it a little cooler...  In the end we filled an 80, a 65, and a 50 tank all in less than an hour... Not Bad...


Lastly, we checked the weather today and it looks like we have dodged another hurricane bullet... It looks like Cristobel will nicely veer off to the east and not cause us any concern...  Two months to go before then end of hurricane season...

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