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  • Putzing around the boat

    Posted on March 11th, 2015 cwmoore No comments

    I am suffering from allergies or a cold or both so I turned on the aircon, fore and aft, and it is keeping up with the not so hot heat out there.  Truthfully, I do not feel much like writing but need to get this documented. Our time down here is getting shorter and we are starting to think of what we have to do to de-commission the boat for another season.

    This morning we finished up Alex’s Flat Stanley adventure and posted it up to his school.  Hopefully he will take time to read the rather complicated prose and to look through the pictures and advertisements.  We had a good time going around town taking pictures and then printing them.  I know SAM really got into the project.

    In addition we sent DJ a birthday card.  We know he is not feeling well but any encouragement is way better than none so we got it into the mail with the same package.  Happy Birthday DJ.  Get well Grandson.

    We have been slowly doing things on the boat.  The weather outside has not been real conducive to motivate us.  There are tons of little chores and bright work to do.  We have found problems at every turn and almost every major system needs attention but most are not a real big deal.

    • We have been up the mast and replaced the spreader lamps with NAPA 4411 bulbs and re-connectorized the ring terminals.
    • While up there we checked the spreader and somone had put a galvanized bolt in place of the stainless steel and not it is totally frozen in place.
    • The main halyard is frayed and needs to be replaced.  I have to measure the length and order that too.
    • The Steaming Light lens is broken and needs replaced and is on order.
    • The Stern White Light needs replaced and it is on order