After three coats of gel coat, the tape was removed from the stern this morning, the name and hailing port applied. Another lesson learned as the name was much smaller than I had anticipated. It will do for now. The teak patio […]
Having the Blue Angels doing their thing while working on the boat makes it a bit more fun. Boat: We have been able to get a little more painting done and the fly bridge now has two coats of Total Boat Total […]
We were able to meet my brother half way in Alabama and my father completed the trip to North Carolina without issues. This Covid-19 virus has roughly 4 times the number of positives in Florida than North Carolina, and dad being 85 […]
Even in the worst of times, a sunset is a spectacular sight to see. Attempts to transport my father to NC from Florida have been in vain, for the past few months, and now that the borders are tightening around the country, […]
Readdressing some of the unique boating truths, the availability of ideal weather conditions often dictates when certain projects are tackled, and the preparation of the transom for the new name is a fine example of this. Below are photos of the work […]
This post will try to focus on the realities we have learned, now first hand, during the first six months of ownership. One reader had mentioned a particular area of interest and usefulness from this blog being the insight provided as it […]
This is the project for today. Will ad to this post as it moves along. We are still waiting for the rest of the parts for the Inverter/Charger to begin that install.
I felt that we needed to give an update since it has been a while. I was hoping to get a bit further along on the installations of new equipment, but the truth of boats is that sometimes what should be a […]
We have been working on a few upgrades to the existing equipment such as the VHF radio, renewable energy, and other items. I installed a new Standard Horizon (Yaesu) VHF radio that has the built in GPS and AIS receiver and the […]
Went to the boat Thursday and started prepping the top half of the hand rails. Got the hot gun out and took top layer off. Then cleaned it with teak cleaner. Scrubbed it for about 15 mins. Now its time to allow […]
Returned to try and finish up the tub repairs and end cap fiberglass work. As always, a hundred other things present themselves and attempt to distract my focus, but most are minor. I worked on various electronic gear. Top side VHF, TV […]
I was able to make it back over and work on the engine room, bilge, and engine. Cleaning of the raw water intake screens on the engine and AC unit was much needed. I am surprised that the AC was working as […]
Installed an adjustable T.V. wall mount today which allowed us to free up some much needed counter space by moving the microwave forward and hooked up the smaller monitor to the camera system. Much better viewing angle.
The time that has expired since my last entry, has allowed me to find things that need immediate attention, such as the solar panel feed wire. Someone apparently missed with one of the screws and went right through the center. The repair […]
The Audrey Jill Wish List We are both committed to this project and eventual way of life. We will not be rushing anything and our most immediate concern now is getting the boat decks painted so that visitors will not be subjected […]
Hard to believe December is here. We ended November with our daughter and family visiting and spending the last night on the boat while at the dock. I still have numerous items that need attention before I will feel comfortable heading out […]
Returned today with the teak set for the fly bridge, assembled it, and replaced a faulty bilge pump float switch. There wasn’t as much room on deck for the outdoor set as we thought there would be, but it works none the […]
I might as well take the time to introduce the crew.
We made it over to the marina today to begin removing some of the teak trim on the fly bridge as well as the upper bridge handrails, to take them home and refinish. We have decided to paint directly over the existing […]
Our first overnight in our boat at anchor went very well. I did not get any sleep but that was due to two factors. Continual attempts to get the AC to run on the portable generator due to lack of knowledge. First […]