Ok...well, we're stuck here at anchor
off Key Largo
next to Rodriquez Key as we wait on a starter. We've been doing not much of nothing since we've got here and its been great. We've gone on a beer
run (well, it was a beer
"walk") about 1/2 mile down the road. Taken the dinghy
out for multiple fun runs. Fished a little, watched the stars a little, and just generally enjoyed being on the hook and enjoying each other's company and not having to work - at anchor
, you don't have to pay anybody rent!!
So, we do get long distance internet
here as we are only .3 miles off shore. But didn't know I had so many people commenting on the post. But anyway, yeah, it surprises me that somebody can't find my backstory - the YouTube channel has my blog link at the lower right hand corner along with our Facebook link.
Also, I have had a few people asking me about the cost of the refit
- and while the blog posting
I did awhile back is pretty accurate, it has changed some since that posting
with a little more features and stuff added. I estimate that we probably have about $170k- $175k in it at this point - pretty good I think for a pretty renovated catamaran
But as far as the costs to keep it in Key West - here's what we were paying:
At the boatyard it was $13.50 per foot + a $150 live-aboard fee - worked out to about $757 per month to live in the yard on my boat.
The marina is a little different - at Stock Island Marina they initially charged me $23 per foot + a $100 live aboard fee - worked out to about $1066 per month to live aboard in a bad ass marina. But the catch is they were going up on their prices in December or Janurary and I never did get a straight answer to exactly what is was going up to. Some people said it was going up to $35 per foot and another said $25 per foot - but I don't know. Also, at the marina the electricity is metered - so account for that.
Oh, and the last thing on Tami's foot - it is absolutely not recovered at all - she actually still has a spot on her Achilles that still doesn't have skin - it is so small though as it is almost healed. The problem is the pain and its pretty much unrelenting. We may have been better off not saving it....but such is life...we still laid on the trampoline tonight, admired the stars, drank a beer, and talked about how lucky we are.