40 Something days to go
18 June 2009 | Ray says...
Okay, had to take a short boat break here and get some surgery done...it was elective...my eye flaps were getting in the way and needed pinning back. The surgery went okay I guess as I lived but today, the day after surgery, everything is swollen and very weird looking. I'll post a picture if I look any better...don't wait up.
On the good side, we're back at it. Kids are coming out tomorrow to spend the night, we are busy calculating our power requirements...figuring if we need to order and install the wind generator and solar panels before we leave. As we've never done this before we have no idea about our average daily power requirements. Also running out of space...even the masts are getting full with two radar units, a radar reflector, flag halyards, steamer lights, deck lights and automatic antenna tuner up the mizzen. This doesn't include the LED lights, VHF antennas, and the weather/wind monitoring equipment. Now put a 400watt 25 lb windgenerator up there you got one busy place!
Back down on deck we're looking at adding another bow roller for the big Manson Supreme on the foredeck. This will require some welding for sure and a re-design of the stern anchoring set-up. It never ends.
For today though it's just R and R while I try to recoup from the surgery and Sandy heads back to work. The really good news is that we do have what appears to be a good exhaust riser that should work with this engine...looking ahead now.