|Scraping the bottom|
|Sanded and clean.|
|Bottom coat going on.|
|More bottom... and new Blue Pearl!|
|Bottom coat almost done!|
|Artist at work!|
We've added a drinking water filter and changed some hoses under the galley. That's a tight fit. Need to lose some weight or hire a monkey!
|Under the sink|
We've taken out the cutlass bearing - the thing that keeps the boat watertight around the propellor shaft - and replaced it with a new one. The job should be done by Wednesday.
|Stern tube with new cutlass bearing goes here.|
We've cleaned and waxed the hull so it sparkles!
|Buff! The boat, I mean.|
We have started to provision - this is a small part of the hoard that Pam will stow in all the various lockers and hiding places on the boat. We will do a Costco run in the next day or so to get the big stuff. The boat needs to be in the water before we can start the fridge and freezer so we have to wait before we buy the freezer stuff.
So - we work every day on new jobs, hoping we can get the big stuff done so we can get in the water. We are scheduled to be in Stuart for Monday so Mack Sails can put a new main sail and additional toys on the boat. The canvas people will be there on Tuesday to put on the new dodger and bimini.
Jen called today to say that she and Jackson will be with us early in January, just after we say goodbye to Brad. We've heard from Maria and Al Cohen that they will down on Wednesday. Maybe a crossing right away to the Bahamas with them?