Well, we are in the water. That is a start. In addition to the work that we had planned to do on the boat, we have had some new surprises that have caused some major headaches. When the stanchions were removed to paint the deck, they weren't re-bedded properly causing the rain from the wettest winter in Marmaris to intrude into the boat and all over anything inside cabinets from clothes (wet and mildewed) to electronics (no damage there). Rain also came in through the forward window frames which had been painted but not recaulked yet and dripped on and fried our television. Unfortunately, anything electronic in most of the world is 240v, but our US boat is wired for 110v. So, finding a television that accepts dual voltage so we could plug it in to our 110v system proved challenging. We succeeded, however, so at least we can still watch Seinfeld when we need a laugh. However, there has been no place to sit to watch the new tv since EVERYTHING in our cabinets was pulled out so they could access the bolts under the deck when rebedding the stanchions. First world problems - I know.
No place to sit
The good news is that the stanchions have been rebedded, Charles and I successfully rebedded two leaking hatches, the new arch is installed, beautiful and functional, the cabin floors have been refinished, and the new watermaker is installed and functioning. The painters are still finishing up the work on the new non-skid paint topsides and all the caulking around the toe rails and windows. The new canvas and cushions are complete and ready to be installed. The riggers were set to tune the rig today, but found some issues that will require ordering new parts...so another delay. After the rig is tuned, the sails will go back on.
I'm guessing we'll be here at least until the end of the week. The restaurant at the marina is very good, and we are sleeping in our own bed now and no water comes in when it rains, so it could be worse.