I just spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out how to use my radar, oh yea I remember now.....
While I was eating my dinner I was reading the VHF manual, this morning it was the SSB quick start-up guide. I've spent the last 3 days trying to find stuff I knew I had on board. Once I find it, I spend the next 15 minutes trying to figure out how to turn it on, pump it up, change the channel, turn off the alarm, stop it from leaking, etc, etc.
I am glad I save all the user manuals. Things that were 2nd nature to me have been slowly coming back. It just takes a little longer.
Tomorrow I plan on creating a route on the chart plotter. Sounds like I should pack a lunch and a clean pair of socks.
Now where was that SUBMIT button?
I thought I would upgrade my ground tackle before I left for this trip. I was always very happy with my 44lb Bruce pictured here on the right. On the left, is my new Manson Supreme 60.
I guess I'll sleep even better.
UNABATED is back in water! BUT..... not without problems - too many to list right now.
Beckie was here on Saturday and Sunday (after doing the Boat Show on Friday) helping to load all the food and supplies on board. Her jeep got a good work out. Not to mention a complete electrical diagnostic check up (a tale better left to be told after a bottle of rum has been consumed).
Not part of the same story but happening within moments of each other, Beckie hit her nose on the framework for the dodger...... Yikes did that smart.
After an x-ray today - it's cracked but not broken though... and the black eyes and cheeks are turning yellow now.....and it hurts to wear her glasses. G-d bless that woman - she's more than a saint.
The boat is a mess and everything needs to be put away.
Hopefully we can get the engine started tomorrow.
All for now...... tomorrow I'll tell you about how a 44 lb Bruce looks next to a 60 lb Manson Supreme....I wonder how I ever slept at anchor....