It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Once we returned to Bohemia Bay late on November 11th we had to immediately get to work on Monday the 12th. It was very warm out so we wanted to take advantage of the weather and start to get the boat cleaned up. The next day Sabrina flew to Detroit to visit her family in Indiana while I stayed on the boat to accomplish a few more things before I drove out to visit her before Thanksgiving.
A couple of days after I dropped Sabrina at the airport, I awoke to a very chilly boat. It seems the diesel heater had stopped working. After troubleshooting a bunch of different things, I decided it was time to clean out and rebuild the heater. (Our Webasto had provided 5 years of continuous maintenance free service, so it was due.) Along with dealing with that, I also was trying to do everything outside that required fresh water. As it gets colder the marina will be shutting off the water soon (it may be off already) so I wanted to get as many things washed and rinsed as possible.
Once our new solar panels arrived on Tuesday the 20th, I packed up Nermal and myself and drove to Indiana on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with Sabrina’s family. Luckily the roads weren’t bad, although it would be nice if the food vendors on the Ohio Turnpike could schedule a few more workers on the busiest travel day of the year. I decided to go hungry rather than wait in the extremely long line.
After Thanksgiving we stopped by Detroit and then onto Ohio to visit my family. After a few days there we went back to Indiana to visit some more with Sabrina’s family (and gather up Nermal.) Today we’re headed for Maryland, hopefully the reverse cycle heater has been able to keep the boat warm while we’ve been gone.
We’ve been traveling a lot, but over our travels we did have a chance to find a new Christmas tree for the boat!