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Old 15-06-2017, 05:50   #1
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Getting closer

Well, as of last Friday, the boats is in the water. Great, small, quiet marina off the Rhode River in Maryland. This weekend I start clearing out the house. Going to get the donatables out first, then organize those things that I will sell at the local flea market for a little extra boat cash.

I also have to get harnesses for the kitties, so they can begin to get accustomed to being "confined" for their safety while on board.

I will purchase the reverse cycle heat/AC unit next month and get that installed before winter hits. I should be able to throw a Y on the engine raw water valve as I won't be using that unit while sailing. So, no need to drill another hole in the boat.

I still have to find a decent storage facility for the few items I plan to keep and for my work clothing that I don't want to store on the boat. Boy, those places really rape you with their monthly fees, but it is my best option while I still have to pull the 9-5 (or in my case, 6:30-4).

There's a post office just up the street from the marina, so I should be able to pick up a postal box there for important mailings.

That's all that I can think of for now--hopefully, I do not leave out a vital step while breaking my land ties....
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Old 15-06-2017, 06:11   #2
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Congrats

If you are going to be in the cold area during the winter you probably really need diesel heat instead of the reverse cycle.
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Old 15-06-2017, 07:39   #3
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Re: Getting closer

Congrats! You're making good progress and will soon be aboard. Happy for you.
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Old 15-06-2017, 10:34   #4
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Thank you. I am really excited and admittedly a little scared at the same time about the move. But, seeing how everything is naturally falling into place, I have no doubt that this is what I am supposed to be doing. As confirmation, after the boat was tied up, I did have to spend a few extra minutes sitting below just enjoying her gentle rocking in the slip.
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Enjoy
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Old 15-06-2017, 11:18   #6
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Montigre, It's good to here of your beginnings. We would often anchor in that little cove to port when entering Rhode River while we were poking about the Chesapeake. I also recall taking the dinghy to that marina up river for ice and exploring the little island nearby. Keep us posted of your adventures.
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Old 15-06-2017, 16:38   #7
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Thanks, HF, I will. I am sure to have a few questions for the group as this new journey progresses.
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