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Monday, July 27, 2015

A Busy Week...

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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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It has been a crazy busy week!  We have been in the marina for 2 months, but because we were waiting for parts and just generally lazy, we are now scrambling to get the jobs that need to be done...

Our friend Michelle is coming to visit us from Oklahoma/Mexico and we plan to sail around the archipelago while she is here... we relocated all the stuff from the lower bunk in the mid-ship port cabin, and made a berth ready for her...  Shelley has also rampaged through the boat cleaning more than she already does...

So this week I installed some bars in the hatches that we feel someone might try to crawl through.... 


We installed our new fridge.

We bought an awesome spinnaker pole for way more money than we should have...  We want a second pole for trade wind sailing which we hope to do when we cross the pacific in the spring...



We installed some mat material over the lazarette doors.  The scupper's around the doors are way too small when we take water over our deck, it gets everything in them wet (then moldy).
we have no plans to attach this stuff because we want to be able to remove it quickly when we went into the lazarettes.


We finished the new stainless steel exhaust for the engine on the scuba compressor. I also replaced the dinghy bilge pump battery, and installed a new electrical system combiner...  The old one was kinda fried....  Today I also installed a new (bigger) strainer on the waterline that feeds the water-maker, which should make it work a little better.

I have to confess that it wasn't all work...  We went to the local brewery where the were holding a local craft fair...  This is just the kind of stuff Shelley loves...  I sat quietly in the bench... We went for lunch with our friends, Robin (s/v Mermaid) and Jim & Laura (s/v Nilaya) 
and had a great time...
Our Favorite "CHINO" (Grocery Store)

Breakfast with my girl...

Our stuff arriving from Florida - THANK YOU Stan & Joanna!

The Local Brewery....



Walkin' home on the beach...


Smoothie truck!

I'm not sure what to say.....
I also spent some time showing Robin some basic chords so she could play her ukulele... 

Shelley and I also visited some local schools.  We made a 15 minute video and posted it on YouTube:


The last thing I will leave you with this week is a show off picture of our two beautiful Grand daughters, Olivia (the baby), and Mackenzie, who just celebrated her 4th birthday this week.

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