Oh my goodness...there are muscles that I'm feeling that I didn't even know existed! My weekend was spent under the boat, first buffing the old bottom paint then applying a new layer and the end result....my arms feel like they weigh an additional ten pounds each but the bottom looks fabulous. We just have one more zinc to find for the prop and the boat is ready to go back in the water (from the bottom perspective that is).
Meanwhile Keith was working on finishing up his lengthy to do list.: new packing gland, new fuel hoses, finishing wiring, etc etc etc. Then we worked to get all the boat repair stuff off the boat and she looks like a real functional boat again. We are going to chat with the yard about when they can drop her back in the water then, barring any unforseen adventures, (ie engine not working etc) I think we are going to take her over to Alameda for the rigging to be assessed.
Keith is pretty concerned about the mast being raked too far back, and chatting with Pat on Bumfuzzle - he said neither his nor the other two Spindrifts he has seen have raked masts. Safety says this needs to be looked at by a professional....so off to Alameda we go and further delays to heading down the coast to Santa Cruz. This seems to be the boating way - schedules really should just not be part of the equation. This is a little challenging for a Project Manager to adjust to. Perhaps if I were retired and could change my whole mindset but I'm not retired and that's the way my brain spins.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.