I am at the library now, a short distance from the boat. A lot is getting done on the boat, but as you may read by the headline, I spilled coffee and my laptop absorbed it like a sponge. I will be getting back to a regular writing routine once I am able to procure another laptop. Which shouldn’t be too much longer, since it is such a vital part of my life, and is hard to live without it ordering and researching so much online.
As far as the boat goes, I have been trucking along. Took it out three days ago (without much exhaust in the cockpit) and had a swell time on a light wind day. We did however manage to hook our danforth anchor on the starboard bow railing as we backed out of the slip, lucky it was ready to be dropped and just fed out chain. Quite the hilarious event after the fact. The engine is up to par for the trip, the fresh water tank is bleached, some of the woodwork is being varnished day by day, anode and head are ready to be installed today, I got a few light wind sails and a storm jib from the neighbor, and I’m scraping the bottom a little at a time. Still a lot to do, as always on a boat. A waste tank, installing solar panels, a second bilge pump, and a bimini for the cockpit seem to be the last of the tasks to really have the boat ready to sail away(more will arise surely). Wish us luck! We will be keeping a close eye on the backing plates which support the 9200 pounds of ballast in the keel. Hopefully it is all sound. Love and light from the wonderful climate of Rockport, TX.