Well, on Thursday I'm hitting the road to Annapolis
. I'll be spending Thursday evening and Friday provisioning
the boat and tweaking a few things. Then Saturday at 0600 I'm underway for Charleston. My dad and a couple buddies will be joining me.
So here's where I am. See if you can think of anything I've missed before I go..
I purchased the following new equipment
FX-23 to use as my stern/kedge anchor
and a Rocna
10 with 40' of chain and 125' of 8-strand line for my primary. The CQR
is going below as a last-ditch backup.
2) Two Mustang Survival harnesses/hydrostatic inflation PFDs with strobe lights and lanyards (based on 2 guys on deck
at once while we overnight it down the Chesapeake) and a couple jacklines
Chartbook and both Skipper
4) Bosun's chair so I can A) finally finish mounting my flag halyard
, B) permanently mount my radar
reflector, and C) be ready in case something breaks up top.
5) New CMAP charts
for my chartplotter
6) New floppy hat with SPF protection.
7) New shades.
for my dinghy
(turns out it's a long shaft....I missed that on the craig's list add, but it shouldn't matter).
My dad took the boat over to have the engine
tuned up, oil
changed, etc over the weekend, so it'll be in good shape.
So that just leaves getting the boat squared away and filling the icebox
Ok, what have I missed for a 12 or 13 day run down the ICW