17 April 2007 | Halifax
A Nor'Easter is blowing through over the next couple of days. The forecast calls for gales for the next 3 days as well as storm surge........ probably just as well to be still on the hard. We have 6 weeks to go and the lows are still tracking south of Nova Scotia. They should start moving North soon. We do not want headwinds for the crossing.
I think I will try and arrange for a launch Thursday. Most of the on the water chores are now completed. This really is turning into a major mid life refit for Aisling I. The bottom is now painted, the pitch of the prop is adjusted, survey is complete, insurance is in the works, the new rigging is complete, the 240V charger is in, the AIS is installed..... plus a myriad of smaller items. Still to be done are the wind generator, the dodger and bimini install, the new AGM batteries, rig the mast, step the mast in the boat, receive the charts, test the engine for 30-40 hours, tale the crew sailing....plus plus plus.....
But we are definitely making progress.