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On our way again

30 October 2009
Phew! All went well today and we are off again. About 10.30am we got the word to bring Osprey over to the travel lift and without further ado we were plucked out of the water. We got to inspect the bottom - not too bad, flick off a few barnacles here and there and change the prop-shaft zinc. In the meantime one of the yard guys switched out the faulty transducer which seemed to have deteriorated at the face - no one could figure out why. Thankfully the new transducer slid right back into the existing hole which was a good thing as it is positioned right at the forefront of the keel and would be very difficult if not impossible to modify. Once the new transducer was in we asked them to leave us in the sling whilst we ran the new cable and hooked everything up to the new control unit that was installed yesterday. It was nice to be able to do this ourselves and save a bit on the labor charge. Once the guys got back from lunch we were plopped back in, calibrated the sounder, paid the bill and left. Ahh! it was good to be underway again. We didn't come far because of the time of day. Pretty much the only anchorage within striking distance was here in Cedar Creek off of Adams Creek. So here we are, all is well and we feel lucky to have got this issue sorted without too much of a delay. The only painful part is the expense - over one big boat buck - Ouch! Thankfully my wonderful Dad has offered to help out with the cost as an early Christmas present - thank you Santa!!!

Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI