So we are all packed up and ready to go.
Over the last few days we've been going down our checklist, knocking things off, one by one.
Sails off and stowed - check
Generator serviced - check
Engine oil changed - check, although I had to repair two pumps and replace hoses from the pumps.
Interior teak washed down - check
Solar panels stowed - check
|When you're done there can you fetch me a beer?|
Cockpit cushions washed and stowed - check
Murphy the Dinghy motor cleaned, flushed and stowed - check
Liquor cabinet cleaned out - check
|Home away from home|
Toilets cleaned (yuck!) - check
Fenders, MOB floats, etc stowed - check
Electronics stowed and protected - check
Cockpit table stowed - check
Binnacle covered - check
Hatches covered - check
Lines stowed - check
|Covers and hurricane straps|
Teak covered with Pam's miracle covers - check
Engine flushed - check
Prop cleaned - check
Water tank emptied - check
Fuel tank filled - check
Propane tanks shut off - check
Hurricane straps on - check
and a million other little jobs - check
And, on top of all that, we learned we have a leak in a pump so salt water is collecting in the lockers. Put that on the list to bring a new one down next year.
|Where's the duct tape?|
|I hate you... especially at $US 400|
That's on the list for replacement next year. Along with new sounder transducer, repaired wind direction indicator, new canvas...
|I was going to go up to get the wind instrument but he volunteered|
Got the wind indicator off. I would do it but they were in the neighbourhood.
|Pam's picture window... more Maria boats coming in from Tortola|
|Need to replace 25 year old hoses and through-hulls|
|Had some copper foil attached... need Steve Carlton to clean it up.|
Between puttering jobs we've been walking around surveying all the hurricane damaged boats from Tortola and St. Maarten. Even as we've been tied up, another barge of wrecked boats arrived. It's quite interesting to see these fibreglass geniuses like Leon doing the repairs. Of the hundred or so boats that are in here, they are working on 5 or 6. Looks like they will have work for many years to come. I've noticed also that there are posters on some of the boats... and they are up for auction at http://yachtsalvage.com/ and apparently some are going for a "goodly" price. Check it out! Might find your dream boat.
|They're still coming|
|Odie's got it WAY up in the air. Weird|
|Uh oh. Something's in the way|
|No problem... |
|This one is going to take some work!|
We've done all we can think of and so finally it is time to walk away.
|Into the well|
|Up and out|
|Murphy the dingy ready for storage|
|Packed and ready to go|
So that's it! We are done. A little sad to leave but excited about going home.
Thanks for following along!