Details matter but every detail takes time, and the end of May deadline to depart is fast approaching. I live and breathe this boat, it occupies my mind at every spare moment. Chari understands this pressure and we have worked out a system that lets me put in a few extra hours of work on days the Maddie is not in daycare. In the last post I ended by saying all I had to do was put the boat back together. I somehow made it sound simple, like it could be done in an afternoon or on a casual weekend and finish by having a few beers in the cockpit. I wish it was that simple.
Over the last several months the amount of boating related packages showing up on our doorstep has increased in frequency. New anchor, refrigerator, electronic gizmos, lights, etc… it’s a constant battle to keep up with the installation of each item so it doesn’t get lost in a big pile in the garage.
Here’s the list of projects I’ve completed in May:
- Installed new anemometer
- Wired up an onboard Wifi booster and Hotspot
- Sewed a new lee cloth for Maddie’s new bunk.
- Bolted on new stern pushpit
- Installed new Cape Horn Windvane
- Wired in dual USB charger
- Wired new 100 watt solar panel
- Cut out old icebox and installed new Engel MT45 fridge/freezer
- Mounted MOB pole and kisby ring
- Mounted new stern tie line
That largest of the last minute projects was removing the icebox and installing a new 12volt fridge/freezer. After all, kids need milk and cheese, and the side benefit is that the beer will always be cold!
I think we are ready to go now…. there’s always more to do but the rest can wait. We have an adventure awaiting us!