2 clueless day skippers with Patience

Boat jobs a plenty

07 May 2018
Tuesday 27th March 2018
We arrived at the boatyard the day before Ricky's birthday so before we tackled any of the boat jobs we wanted to celebrate with a Greek Giros !! We also drove into Lefkas and Nidri to surprise some yachtie friends namely Roger and Heather on Free Spirits ll and Jim on Mucker. Fab to hook up but so much to do to prepare Patience ready to launch this season.

Lots of essential maintenance for Ricky- engine sump pan corroded -yikes! Un mendable so had to order and wait for delivery of a new one from UK. Our engine is so old, they could only find one in Europe,which had to be first sent from a dealer in Holland, before being sent out to us in Greece !!Cooling system needed new pipes and the batteries and solar system needed updating. Along with the normal cleaning polishing and antifouling, we hoped to redesign the aft cabin so that we could have a bigger bed. We had our work cut out!

April 9th
We took a break from boat maintenance and I had an awesome birthday camped overnight on the beach. The sun shone all day and I even had a swim.

May 11th
Finally, with all jobs on Patience done, it was time to drive the camper back to England. The plan, dump all our wordly goods in our new house. Then, fly back to Greece in 6 weeks time to launch the boat and enjoy sailing again with all the comforts of a better engine, loads of solar and new battery bank, not forgetting of course our new Kingsize aft cabin bed - so watch this space ...
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Vessel Name: Patience
Vessel Make/Model: Moody376
Hailing Port: Haslar , Gosport , England
Crew: Ricky and Donna
About: 2023 Still clueless , but having fun !
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