Progress, of Sorts
06 June 2011 | St. Augustine Marine Center, St. Augustine , FL
We moved the boat today to St. Augustine Marine Center. We will be having a new engine and new shrouds installed here. We had the in-water part of our insurance survey done. The boat will be pulled in a day or two and we will have the survey finished. We’ve gotten one quote on an arch, but that was pretty high, so are getting at least one more. When we got here we took the main and jib off. We’re having them cleaned, inspected and repaired. We’re going to clean and pack the staysail ourselves, because it’s small enough for us to handle. I took this photo of Earendil at her new dock with her sails off, waiting to be picked up.
Meanwhile, we’re shopping for a cheap used car, which is very painful. We’ve contacted several private sellers but the only two that replied were obvious scams. We’ve been to twelve dealers and driven seven and a half cars. The half was an Olds Intrigue whose front end was so loose we didn’t get it off the lot. So far, no car. Since we’re in the used car market we find that used cars are at a premium because of the success of the cash for clunkers program. Somehow we missed that last fall when we sold our cars. Our policy of buying high and selling cheap continues. Anyway, the bikes are back on the road, so that’s good.
Before long I imagine we’ll be heading north. I’m still not sure if I’ll fly up ahead of Bud or not. I’ll update the blog once the work starts and our plans gel.