Well it's been far too long so time for an update. Projects mostly completed, I wanted to try to make more use of her. For me, it is a sad thing that a boat sits for months on end, especially if it is MY boat. So I made inquiries into the possibility of captaining for the Boy Scouts of America Seabase in Islamorada this summer. I had been aware of the Coral Reef Sailing program for quite a while but was never able to pursue it due to being way too busy. Now I find that with a little planning and the kids in college and busy themselves this summer, I decided to pursue the position with my wife's' blessing. College is pretty expensive so the extra income helped us decide.
It's been a long road getting all the training and paperwork that is required by the Boy Scouts as well as changing my USCG Vessel Documentation and getting the $400.00 fishing license and extra safety gear for the boat. That's all done now and I'm prepping like crazy to pass the last hurdle, the USCG safety inspection. Should be a breeze as I've had a solid, well prepped boat even before this started. I'll be starting in June after dealing with some family business and so looking forward to it! Here is the web page for Seabase so check it out;