UPDATE 2.10.18

As we try to remain positive, we sit in Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale . We had a mechanical issue that needed to have new parts ordered.  They won’t be in until the beginning of next week.

Our single side band radio, (SSB) is not working!  Now, even though most boaters say, this is “Old School”.  We had a personal experience,when we were crossing the Pacific with our friend, David Lawn.  A couple on a sinking  sailboat, lives were saved because of their SSB.  We will Not cross the Pacific without our’s working!

Hope to have ability to cross over the gulf stream, later this week.

Since there are many, many, more boat chores that need to be done,  IE: heads (toilet’s) fixed, wind instrument replaced, new MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) , updated information for AIS (Automatic Identification System).  There is always more boat chores, we are taking advantage of this time to knock things off the list.

Dinghy Repair

As we wait for a safe weather window & our bodies to heal from “Boat Bites”, we continue with little never-ending boat projects.    We reinstalled the rub rail to the dinghy, that came apart during the hurricane, and also tried to tighten loose bolts.  While checking the bolts, we discovered damage inside of the anchor locker, now, requiring additional fiberglass work.