Blast off. Time to cut the cord.
20 December 2017 | West of Cape Canaveral
Partly cloudy, brisk south wind. Near 80
Today I finally noticed that off in the distance was something I don’t see every day - a rocket booster. NASA and Cape Canaveral were off in the distance.
The wind is not from the direction I thought it would be today. It is strong from the southwest, so being on the north side of the bridge would have been better I think. The water was choppy, but the motion was okay. It is quieting down now, but I’m not sure if it will stay that way. The Predict Wind app says tonight the wind will be at 4-5 knots, with gusts of 21-26 knots. So will it be calm or windy?
A boat came through the bridge this evening and then just dropped anchor. If he left the channel, he didn’t leave it by much. I guess once you are on the south side of the bridge with this wind direction, protection doesn’t really exist. The wind is SW and he is a bit closer to the west shore. If the wind dies, then for sure it doesn’t matter where one anchors.
I worked on my deck wash. First step is to remove the speaker wire from the switch and find what the other end is connected to. At some point I expect to find good wire. But first one half the speaker wire was connected to a negative bus. So I disconnected that and tried to find what no longer worked. Everything still seemed to work, so I engaged in pulling out the speaker wire. I didn’t get far. I also found speaker wire was used for some lights, and for the VHF radio. The VHF wire seemed pretty thin and I think explains why the radio always says ‘Low Battery’ when I broadcast on high power. Fixing that has to wait for when the boat is out of the water, empty and I can disconnect the batteries.
Tomorrow I pull up anchor and dock in Titusville, after a pumpout.