Well, it's been 5 months now, and I'm back in the Chesapeake. After one week in Martinique, my wife flew home. I stayed for 2 months and slowly made my way back. I'm hoping to get here "on board" this summer, and will attempt another trip back to the Carib. The purchase
went well, and the charter
company fixed many of the minor problems. Cruising throughout the Caribbean
was such a blast, but the passage
from PR to Norfolk was a nightmare! Rough seas, coming over the bimini
, were common. I was sick for 9 days.
Even though I regret being home, it's given me a chance to get a lot of things done on the boat, at a lot cheaper price
, and at my pace. I finally purchased a Honda eu2000
and will skip the turbine, as advised. I haven't done anything with the 2 blade
prop, as some of you said that the folding knocks down the rpm
when cruising at 2800. The Raymarine
chart plotter is out, after straining to see it in full sun, on the passage back. Just picked up a Simrad
Nss12 for a great price
Took out the counters and put in corrian with flush mount sinks. Replace all the heads and hope to wrap up with a dodger
, lazy bag, and new interior
and exterior cushions
Not sure what to do about the shower
drains. One works automatically, but the rest have push buttons in the wall. Must have been a charter company improv. Ha!
Did anybody install a larger inverter
? 300 watts doesn't cut it. The ac breaker in the control panel
blows often too. Looks like there is another ac option, but no switch.
I'm sure this is stupid, but where is the hull