Thanks for the warm aloha welcome.
skiprjohn... hey, howzit? Good to hear from one brudah!
Re: the boat; no, I won't be bringing her back home to Hilo. After I do my boatyard penance and finish up with the refit
I'll take a series of short shakedown cruises along the Gulf coast
. Looking at MS, AL, FL panhandle and down to Tampa-St.Pete. Then after all is seaworthy
for the Yucatan
peninsula, enjoy the Carribean coast of Central America
, and thru the canal. Then it's hard to port and Tuamotus here we come!
I'm really looking forward to getting back to the S. Pacific. Reminds me a lot of home... really fine people, lots of aloha, and I love my work there.
Fair winds, a following sea, and may each sunset bring a green flash.