8-12 hour working days, plus cleanup, cooking, research, purchasing refit items, and editing video and I'm seriously exhausted.

Ok. 8-12 hour working days, plus cleanup, cooking, research, purchasing refit items, and editing video and I’m seriously exhausted. It’s a good exhausted. It’s a “I’m following my dreams” exhausted. I swear to you I’ve never worked so hard in my life (and I take pride in my work ethic). Here’s a rundown of what’s happening …

After three weeks, these are the completed jobs:

  • New Lewmar 50ST winches
  • New LED Tricolor masthead light
  • Deck patches
  • Lewmar 700 windlass with footswitches & remote cockpit switch (Super PITA)
  • New VHF antennae cable
  • New VHF/AIS/GPS and wireless router for NEMA data
  • Mount for Ipad in cockpit
  • Main taken to shop for third reef point
  • Spares for engine purchased

And left to do:

  • Finish the hardtop for the cockpit (bigger PITA)
  • Get welder to weld up a frame
  • Paint nonskid on aft end of boat
  • Install windex
  • Purchase: flares, jerry cans, solar controller, 2 more solar panels
  • Install solar after hardtop is up
  • Auto-bildge switches & floats

And maintenance:

  • change engine zincs
  • remove both exhaust elbows & clean
  • lube steering chain
  • lube cabin winches
  • replace hinges on port lazarette

Then I can LEAVE!!! I can’t wait to untie the lines and head off! Mark Z is coming as for as the keys with me. Looks like I’m on time. I’ve got three weeks left to go. Super pumped.

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