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Good Morning!

Posted by on September 24, 2011

I can’t wait till we sail south into remote, uninhabited areas… maybe then our internet will work!

In a nutshell, our internet has been out at the marina for four weeks. I call the phone number for support and leave messages, they promise to call me back, nothing happens, and the cycle repeats itself. Finally a couple of days ago I talked to someone who knew what was going on, and he said that they’d have it fixed, in November. I was not pleased, but he said he would try to put a band-aid on the problem until then, the band-aid must be working because I am actually able to write this post this morning.

In other news, the only thing happening on the boat is work.  I finished cleaning out my office on the 16th, and since then here’s a quick run-down of the projects underway:

  • Installation of high quality sound-proofing in the engine compartment
    We did this for thermal insulation also, the engine tends to make the boat warm and the fridge hot. 
  • Replaced the stern shower supply tubing
    They had a leak, so we replaced them and now we have a stern shower again.
  •  Replacing every hose on the engine
    Most of them were worn and looked ready to break, easy to do them all at once.
  • Engine disassembled, cleaned, repaired, tuned and reinstalled
    Much more on this later…. 
  • New AGM batteries
  • Wiring new electronics
  • Developing our solar panel installation
  • Purchased a used 9.8hp Tohatsu outboard off of craigslist
    Now no scuba diving site is safe from us!
  • And much, much more!
I’ve been taking pictures along the way and I’ll pull together posts that discuss each individual step in the process with a before and after picture. That will be this winter though, no time to dwell on the past, I need to get the boat ready for departure!

2 Responses to Good Morning!

  1. A. Gretch

    So glad I finally got on board with your blog-it’s really awesome! Now I can show Gramma Jean everything that you are & have been doing. (since she believed that you were just going to pull in the lines and go!) May the rest of your prep go easy as you keep your eyes on the prize.

    • Brad

      Thanks! Keep following along, I’m taking a ton of pictures so I can post about what we did in the future. I wish I could have just untied the lines and left!

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