Now DJ is busy building something in there for the engine mounts, and glassing it all in. Coleen and I are avoiding that party by taking a trip to the library. As soon as we get back I get to paint the whole thing - and then the new engine goes in tomorrow!
Even better, I have new sails being delivered tomorrow. A new fully battened mainsail, with 3 reef points and a loose foot. A 130% genoa for the roller furling, and to top it all an asymmetrical with a chute. I'm super excited about that as I've never used an asymmetrical - hopefully it's not a long learning curve.
Our goal is to leave this place by Friday and head to the Glades boatyard. Gee, now that I put that in writing it doesn't seem like a very fun goal! Our real goal is to take our newly fitted out boat/home to the Bahamas for several months... the boatyard is only a small, but vital step along the way.
I am so ready to be finished with this refit. Living in a big mess is not easy for someone like me who is a neat freak! I've had to take up crocheting just to keep myself calmed down enough to get through this whole thing. We have so many parts/pieces sitting around waiting to be installed at the boatyard - and now an engine is sitting in the cockpit - and tomorrow after the new sails are delivered I suppose I'll have to sleep on them - as I am out of space! Still I am thankful that we are able to do all these projects that will make our boat a more safe and reliable vessel.
I am so looking forward to that day when we come out of the boatyard!