Well, we thought we were going to be home by now. Originally, we thought, “Survey on Monday, sea trial Tuesday and back home Wednesday.”
Well, there is a lot of work to do.
We decided over the last week since seeing her and working on her, that we needed to get the boat south for the winter. Connecticut winters can be harsh. Originally, we planned on traveling to CT every 2-3 weeks to work on her for the weekend. However, we realized that we would get far more done if she were actually in Annapolis with us.
So… we decided that we were going to bring her south, and therefore needed to get her habitable for a crew.
Thanksgiving Day we realized that the piston in the marine head was shot. Further, it was a made by a Dutch company and was original, from when the boat was made in the UK. No way of getting parts for said Dutch toilet in time, so it had to be ripped out in favor of an American one that we could get our hands on at Defender.
Thankfully, the weather was unusually warm for CT this time of year, so it was not totally miserable.
Here is Dr. No eating his Thanksgiving turkey sandwich in the cockpit… Happy Thanksgiving! God, I am glad he is an easygoing kid.