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
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....