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
Ready to Launch
08 September 2011 | St. Augustine Marine Center, St. Augustine , FL
We finished up the fresh coat of bottom paint as well as cleaning, buffing and waxing the hull today. It was hot, tiring work and we're glad to have it done. The hull looks about as good as a 27 year old boat can look. Someday we'd like to get the hull painted, but that's not in the cards for a while.
The boatyard (St. Augustine Marine Center) negotiated with us regarding the extra work they had to do to install the Yanmar. We agreed to pay the extra (almost $4,000) and they are providing dockage and two hauls up to that amount. So it looks like we will be staying at St. Augustine Marine Center until we leave for the Bahamas and again next hurricane season. Overall it seemed like a fair solution for both of us, though we are all still unhappy that Yanmar didn't let them know that the 75 hp diesel engine had changed and now required extensive work to install in our boat.
The boat is scheduled to be launched Friday, 9/9 at 3 PM. We'll see if that happens. We're going to launch without the mast because the rigging isn't done, and it's actually easier to step the mast when the boat is in the water as the boat is much lower than when it's up on the jack stands on the hard. We'll be moving aboard as soon as it's launched to give Gary and Karen back their privacy. Fuzzy will be disappointed, he's settled right in to the nice air conditioned house with a fenced back yard.
I'll post again Friday if the launch happens.