Friday, April 22, 2011

Up, Up, and Away

The past couple of days were spent cleaning and moving in the rest of our stuff.  We realized that we were doing things a little backwards and were trying to tackle projects even before fully moving in, which was stupid.  Frank, finally, sorted out his workroom, which is now organized with all of his hand tools and power tools.  We were surprised to see just how much stuff he could actually fit in there since there were so many tools both from him and from the ex-owner.  I think we have about 30 screwdrivers, 3 full sets of sockets, about 10 hammers, 10 wrenches, a drawer full of pliers, about 2000 ss nuts bolts and screws, drill bits galore, and a partridge in a pear tree.  That's not including our closet full of power tools and even a small stick welder.  Somehow though, the boat was able to fit it all, which was a very lovely surprise.

I went up the mast yesterday just to see the condition of our rigging and our mast hardware.  They recommend replacing rigging after 10 years, ours is original, meaning 27 yr old, so we're taking it upon ourselves to replace our rigging.  We're also looking to replace our chain plates, but overall, the condition of our mast looks good, there are only a few areas that need touch up painting.  We're planning on changing each wire out one by one, with me going up and down the mast.  We're thinking swage upper terminals, and mechanicals at the bottom, but we're not positive yet if we want to invest in the mechanicals or to just swage it all.  We're torn between making the investment; it'll be smarter in the long run to have mechanicals because we can inspect the wire more thoroughly, or to just be economical and swage it all (trying to prioritize our budget).  If only our bank accounts were bottomless....

I look so little... 

Moitessier looks so little :)

Our marina


  1. What marina are you guys at and do you like it? We are mivi g out boat to FL soon and we were thinking Port Canaveral but we keep hearing good things about St Augustine.

  2. We are at Oasis marina here in St Augustine and have been for almost 4 years now, and yes we do like both. Port Canaveral is nice and the blue water is a definite pulse, but we find that St augustine has a bit more going for us personally. More things to, a ton of history, and better job opportunities (that unfortunately still remains a priority for us). If your heading past this way any how ( Drop us an e-mail if you do) you may want to stop by and check it out. But beware of its charm, you wouldn't be the first to get sucked in by it.