Well, we launched after 6 months on the "hard" in Moore Haven FL. at Glades Boatyard. 13 days in the work yard, installed watermaker
RO desalinator. Got a Spectra 150D model, will give reports when we get into clean saltwater to start it up.
We will probably not be going back to Morre Haven until the state of Florida
makes some changes in the agricultural laws that at present allow burning of all the sugar cane waste. (Besides, we still need to get the boat to NH for a visit too!) The boat was filthy with soot, burned bits of charcoaled grass, and debris. Luckily it has NOT rained much, for there was so much gunk in the cockpit
that a hard rain might have flooded the 8" depth
of the cockpit
overflowing it into the cabin
. The yard itself is pleasant, nice folks, but very few creature comforts. The showers and rest rooms never seemed to have benefit of cleaning
, and there is no ice machine or laundry
for 13 miles until you get to LaBelle FL. WiFi
would be nice too, but not available. Fees
are reasonable, and would pay an additional $1 a day for workyard if they'd clean up the act a little.
Now in Ft. Myers, taking a day to have the OTTO checked (autopilot Raymarine
getting a STLK FAIL message) and since OTTO drives far better than I ever did, it would be nice to have him back.