10/10 to 10/12
12 October 2008 | Annapolis, MD
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunny, 78 another perfect day in Annapolis
Today is boat show day. We get to wander among the boats, look at the various wares that the venders have brought and try and sort through what we need, what we want, and what we'll actually buy. There's two seminars that we want to go to - Don Street: Preparing for the voyage south, and Jimmy Cornell: Formalities, documents and necessities for cruising.
I visited the Gozzard 44 at the show. H.T. Gozzard was below and I complimented him on the boat (it's gorgeous of course). I asked Mrs. Gozzard how long it takes from ordering a boat to the finishing of it and she said a bout 10-12 months. Amazing. We went by Hot Wire and chatted with them about solar power and wind power then went on to find the davits at Garhauer. We bought the display model but can't pick them up until Monday after the show (they need the display of course) so it looks like we'll be here until Wed. morning. After we get them Monday evening, we'll mount them while we're in Annapolis in case we need anything, then move on before the power boat show. The solar panels we'll probably pick up further south since we'll be running the engine quite a bit while in the inter-coastal waterway.
The two seminars' we attended were standing room only but we were there early enough that we were able to sit. Both were very good seminars! We ran over to Faucets (a boat supply house) to pick up a replacement hinge for the Quick windlass that we lost somehow. Looking at the windlass in the display at the show, we couldn't see how it even came out (let alone how it was put together). I think it was a flaw in the equipt. But we got the part number from the person at the display then went to Faucets to order it.
It was starting to get twilight out so we ran over to ACME for dinner (happy hour - cheaper beer too) then the CVS (pharmacy closed) and back to the dinghy dock before dark (we don't have a light for the dingy so need to be in before the streetlights to avoid fines from the harbor master). Beautiful evening and there's a new Bayfield here it looks like a 32 ft? She's a beauty!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Mid 70's, sunny, another beautiful fall day
Went to the Harbor Master's office and signed up for 3 more days then went through most of the venders we missed yesterday and bought some fishing stuff. The two seminars today - Don Street: Off shore preparations, and Jimmy Cornell: from the Chesapeake to the Bahamas and around the world. What dynamic speakers they are - quite a wealth of information and, once again - standing room only. Ate at Pusser's before heading back to the boat - they have a wonderful Cruz Bay Chicken and um make a mean Pain Killer.
Okay, today is pretty much see if we can get the water pump and head pump working, etc... We're going to avoid the boat show today since we need to go again tomorrow to pick up the davits toward the end of the show... general maintenance today, show tomorrow, then Tuesday we'll see if we can figure out the mounting of the davits so we can leave Wednesday?
The picture is part of the church at the Naval Academy - it's actually more impressive than the MD State Capital Dome