Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Getting prepared for hurricane Sandy here in Annapolis. The boat yard is working double time doing emergency haul outs and people are preparing for the worst. We unstepped our rig Friday afternoon and have been making sure everything is secure so that we are ready for high winds. Now just have to wait it out and see what happens.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's October Already

So October is halfway over and we are still working on our Summer project. To be honest I kinda expected this to happen because it rains here more days than it doesn't. Since the weather has been so uncooperative we took on a lot of additional projects that could be completed under a tent or inside the workshop. It's important to me that we keep doing those little side projects so that we keep the momentum moving forward. I am getting the itch to be out on the water pretty badly but it will all be worth it in the end.

Things completed so far:

9 Thru hulls replaced
2 Thru hulls plugged permanently
2 Strops fabricated
1 Windvane acquired & refinished
1 Wind generator acquired
Removed, cleaned, and painted grey water tank
Removed, cleaned, and painted diesel tank
Spinpole refinished, ends re-bedded
Back stay chain plate replaced
Stripped and refinished transom
Cabin settee cushion foam replaced
New cabin curtains 
Safety harness strap fabricated and installed in galley

Structural Repairs:
Hull stripped and sanded
2 full frame replacements
7 Dutchman/scarf frame repairs

I am sure there are other things that we have done that I am not thinking of but this gives you an idea of what we have been doing...

...Did I mention I am ready to be finished. Arg.