Saturday, September 17, 2011

40 degrees

I never think it's going to happen. But it always does. And the hats and boots and coats loitering in my closet, once again saunter out, and whisper, "I told you so..." And the months of darkness and waiting are forgotten, as my knits and wools and polyester blends rejoice in the cold light of a changing season. How forgiving, how utterly accepting and loving and warm, my winter clothes are.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Non-Labor Labor Day

Here it is, the final list. This one is the one that will bring us home on both boats. I'm sure stuff will be added but this is as complete as we are right now, and the good news is that it all fits on one page!

-paint roof
-paint topsides
-fix fiberglass on port side
-fix rot on port window
-apply final coat of Sani-Tred to non-skid portions of deck
-make new lazarette hatch
-fill and varnish sampson post
-get navigation lights
-make anchor light base
-repair and paint section of roof overhang
-install water tank
-replace rubber seals on ports
-haulout 2012

-replace bungs on deck
-re-bed stantions
-level cockpit seats
-seal cockpit
-caulk cockpit
-paint storage bins in cockpit
-make cockpit cover
-design/fabricate radar arch/solar panel mount/gate
-clean teak on deck
-rot repair forward port side sheer
-wax mast
-make main sail cover
-make head sail bags
-make sheet bags
-get shroud rollers
-make cockpit table
-make tool box drawers
-organize carpentry box
-finish varnish on drawers and doors in galley
-get and install hinge for cabinet door
-make/re-upholster cushions for salon
-make cushions for cockpit
-refinish stateroom
-make and install starboard handle/shelf
-make salon table
-plumb washdown to aft head
-figure out galley/berth/reading lights
-varnish companionway ladder
-install water filter
-install soap holder for galley
-finish chopping block for sink insert
-install cruise air???
--get/ install auto pilot