21 May 2016 | Snead Island Boat Works, Manatee River
11 April 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
17 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
02 March 2016 | Crow's Nest Marina, Venice, FL
21 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
17 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
16 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
15 February 2016 | Gulf Harbor Marina, Fort Myers, FL
13 February 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
31 January 2016 | Ft. Meyers Beach Mooring Field
25 January 2016 | Burnt Store Marina, FL
21 January 2016 | Platinum Point Yacht Club, Burnt Store Marina, Charlotte Harbor Florida
20 January 2016 | Sarasota Mooring Field
28 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
16 December 2015 | Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL
06 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
02 December 2015 | Gulfport Municipal Marina, Gulfport, FL
30 November 2015 | Clearwater Harbor Marina, Clearwater, FL
28 November 2015 | Moorings Marina, Carrabelle, FL
On the Hard
29 November 2010 | Northeast Charleston
Jill (Second Hand)
Bud moved the boat about 14 miles north to the Charleston City Boatyard on the Wando River. He had a nice trip up, but he complained to me that it was too hot and the dolphins got in his way again. Way to rub it in, Bud.
The boatyard is a far cry from what we are used to back home. They have at least 20 employees and they pulled him almost as soon as he got there and within 10 minutes of his appointment. He's now settled on a cradle with 30 Amp power and a borrowed ladder. He's quite close to the restrooms, I'll get the report on them tomorrow, but the boatyard in general is neat and well maintained.
Poor Fuzzy is confused again. Bud took him for a walk after the boat was pulled, but before they got back aboard. After the walk Fuzzy was determined to go back out the dock to his house. He knows his house is always out on the water. Bud had been walking him without the leash and had to end our call to go catch him before he got too far out the dock. He said Fuzzy was moving slowly because of the heat, though. Poor them.
Bud isn't sure yet whether or not we have to have the prop rebuilt. They suggested that we grease it well, and if it's not too bad use it in the shallow Bahamas and wait until we ground it or tangle in some line to have it pulled and removed. Maybe..., but it's expensive to have the boat pulled. They did suggest that we have our cutlass bearing replaced. That's the main bearing for the propeller shaft. It's relatively cheap to replace, the major cost is hauling the boat. So Bud is planning on that.
He's also probably going to have a new survey done. We need a new survey to change boat insurance companies, and we need new insurance once we go past the Bahamas.
One of these days we're going to get to the inexpensive part of living aboard.