The boat has been on the hard at Wayfarers Marina in Minnesott Beach for about the last six weeks while getting her ready for our trip. She has nice new zinc’s and bottom paint. We also had an auto-pilot added and a new 12″ Garmin chartplotter. WAY more easy for our eyes to focus on. 😉 We also had some other minor “stuff” done and as of last week, she is in the water again. Now comes the hard part – CLEANING!!
Do you have any idea how dirty a boat can get while on the hard?? Besides all the dirt floating around over the boatyard, there have been workers aboard with dirty feet and to be honest – we really haven’t done a really good cleaning job since we left Wilmington for Camp Lejeune, which is her permanent home now that we are living in NC! We should have the majority of the cleaning done by this weekend and then we will start taking all of our things aboard and load her up with groceries.
Won’t be long now until we head out to continue our Great Loop journey. If you have followed this blog, you will know that we bought the boat on the west coast of Florida and traveled across the Okeechobee, and then spending a fair amount of time at Indiantown to get some needed repairs. After leaving Indiantown, we made our way to Fort Pierce where we spent a couple of months. Although we had traveled a fair amount already, we choose to consider Fort Pierce as our official starting point. We are about to start off again. How far will we go this time? Time will tell. Follow along with us as we travel.
I’ve added a few photo’s below as we were coming out of the marina the other day for the sea trail. As you can see, this is an interesting place to get in and out of.