04 June 2012
Due to a lousy weather forecast, we set about chores… Laurie did a marvelous job of Spring Cleaning – waxing and buffing the entire bathroom and cleaning all the headliners and floor. The place looks great!
I attempted to equalize the batteries – they were certainly all bubbling away and trying to gas us with hydrogen! – but the voltage didn’t go up to 15+V – so I’m not entirely certain I’ve achieved anything. Anybody know anything about equalizing using a Prosine 2 Inverter? I also fiddle-farted around with other very important tasks but I can’t remember what they were!
We were hoping to re-start work on the bimini, but the wind and rain prevented any action.
We were quite exhausted by Saturday evening – so it was nice to have Mike and Jane come over and give us a perfect reason to stop. We even managed to finish the evening in the cockpit – and noticed that a large ship was anchored outside of NEB. In the morning we saw that the ship was a boat transporter – apparently delivering about 30 boats from the Caribbean up to NEB for the summer.
Surprisingly, Saturday dawned bright and cloudless – not the forecast grey and grissly. We therefore set about waxing and buffing the cabin top. She gleams! Somehow I managed to stay focused on the polishing – but it was difficult in view of the marvelous sailing opportunity being missed – with winds at 15 – 20 almost constantly – but in the afternoon we managed a quick sail for a couple hours – up to Bristol and back again, in 12 – 15kts. The boat was sailing beautifully, and occasionally hitting over 8kts! Love it!