04 March 2013 | Riveria Beach, FL
We hauled the boat at Cracker Boy Boat Works for a survey to be done to satisfy insurance company requirements. We have been here a week today!
Bottom has been painted, new water line painted and the hull and upsides have been waxed. Although the surveyor could find nothing wrong with our rigging he recommended replacing it because of its age. We had a rigger come to inspect it and again--nothing visually wrong but because of age replacement was recommended. We have received quotes from several riggers this week and decided on having Florida Rigging and Hydraulics do the work for us. We have rented a car and will make a quick trip back to NC to take care of a couple things and get a last visit in with the family and friends. I have loaded the trunk of rental car with my sewing/embroidery supplies after having decided it just takes up too much valuable space onboard. I will bring my older sewing machine back with me and possibly my serger for those days I just HAVE to sew something. I am excited to see family again before leaving for the Bahamas. Rigger says he will be done before we get back so we plan to have the boat put back in the water and wait for weather to cross to the Bahamas when we return.