I signed the agreement this morning, and George chauffeured me around in the rain to pick up a few supplies. Once back I got to work. I’ve uninstalled all the electronics on Mazurka, and started disconnecting the generator.
This afternoon once the rain stopped it was on to Escapade. I got the cover off, started uninstalling Scott’s electronics, and checked on a few things. All good. They’ve got bottom paint and all the other supplies I need here, so tomorrow morning I’ll get a new coat of bottom paint on. Will set an alarm, as rain is forecast later in the day.
The name is kind of growing on me, and I don’t have a better one, so it’s staying for now.
In other news, my dinghy has three holes in it. Weird. I was underway for a couple of hours yesterday in Mazurka towing the dinghy, and I noticed one side was flat when I came in. Today I pulled it out and checked. I’m quite certain that debris got caught at the stern by the lowered outboard and made the punctures. Likely driftwood. I could see where it rubbed one side and punctured the other, in the lower section just behind the transom. Lesson learned. I don’t think I’ll try to fix it. That dinghy was pretty scary at any speed. Bottom was almost flat. I’ll have to measure, but I’m pretty sure I can put a light 11′ RIB on the top deck. Crane is all set up. I’d really like to have a working dinghy when I leave, so may call around on a new one. The Highfield 340 looks like a good choice.
I’m excited about Escapade, and glad I found a good home for Mazurka.
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Congrats Jeff. Beautiful boat, you will have a lot of fun with it. It’s going to seem pretty big, but able to go anywhere. Enjoy, as I am enjoying your blog. New owner will have just as much fun with your old boat. Stay safe this weekend, with a little luck you won’t be bothered by Hurricane Laura working her way North and hoping she will miss Movie when she gets back in the water. Take care, Herbie.
Glad you’re following along, Herbie. Take care.