Wow! Where'd the time go???
31 January 2010 | Ray here...
Nothing reminds you that you're sailing on a sailboat like lines to the winches!
Today we took apart the salon area cushions and table (our boat's living room/den) and measured for the construction of a new navigation area. While we were at it, we re-measured for the fuel tank ( I know, I know...5 times now...but better to be safe than sorry)...also to kill two birds with one stone, we've decided to construct the nav station at the same time we're changing out the 200 gallon fuel tank...both really big jobs for us but we're feeling up to it.
Tomorrow, (Monday, February 1st), Sandy and I are headed out to Port Townsend with the new/used fuel tank strapped to the top of the car going to the welder guy (it looks like a giant car-top-carrier on the little wagon!)... Anyway, we're going to have them weld it up and get it prepped for installation...shouldn't take more than a few days. Meantime, we start taking the salon floor up...big job as the 100 gallon water tank has to come out first, then the 200 gallon bad-O tank. In terms of actual construction this means removing all the flooring, disconnecting all the fuel and water lines, removing the tanks, and replacing everything the way it was before we removed it...plus the addition of a whole new fuel manifold system.
On the good side...(well it's all good) but on the "better" side...the weather's holding nice...January ended with some kind of record for the most warm days! Good weather makes doing these jobs much better...maybe we'll get a cold blast in February or late March but who knows...the weather is so unpredictable right now.
Both of us are getting really antsy now sitting out the winter...Poulsbo's a nice place...but we're not going very far very fast and we have a few thousand miles to cover....like twenty-five...thousand.
Ray out for now...