Thursday, November 27, 2014

In the water!

I get it now why Pam thought it was a good idea for Steve and Stu to help me splash the boat.  It is hot, dirty, ugly work and all you want to do is have another beer and go for a swim... and pay someone else to do the work!  Good play, Pammy!

The boat was particularly wet inside this year.  There is a leak somewhere and water collects inside during the summer rains, damaging the teak and leaving a mess.  I think it is coming in from the propane locker although we've looked and looked for the area of egress without success.  Need to fix that.

Anyway... WE'RE IN!!!  And parked in our favorite slip at Le Phare Bleu Marina.

I spent our first day here putzing around on the boat while the mangy crew abandoned me and went off on a tour of the island with Cutty.  They've returned with wonderful stories and two bottles of questionable rum thanks to our buddy, Cutty.  There might be a photo of a monkey sitting on Stu.

The monkey is the one on top
There are a million jobs involved in getting the boat ready so it is particularly frustrating when things that used to work just fine don't work anymore.  The last thing we need now is more jobs.

The water pump won't shut off until the breaker snaps so I'll have to swap the pump out for a new one.  The shower sump pump always acts up so we will continue to put up with that.  Having had the rigging replaced means that all of those things like flag halyard cleats, SSB antenna connections, wifi mounts which hung from the rigging have to be put back in place.

Got the main on... phew!
Anyway, enough whinging... I'm in lovely Grenada with good friends and things are great and soon Blue Pearl will be back in peak form and we will be off to invade other unsuspecting islands.

Look out!


  1. I am glad you explained which one was the monkey. I am not missing the heat and the work but am missing all the familiar things about the boat. Take good care of Blue Pearl without me!

  2. I thought I would see pictures of the crew sweating it our doing all the work chores and the captain swinging the Cat O`nine Tails. Looking forward to hearing about the adventures on the trip to the north east.


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