Making some progress on my sailing plans. My truck mechanic lent me recent charts of most of Florida's waters. He also lent me a VHS hand held radio and a nice little marine GPS. The boat does have a base VHS, but having a backup is nice. My dad has offered to buy me a GPS -again, backup for a critical system.
The motor is ready to go. Just built a humanure toilet for the boat.
Modified the design so it'd fit the boat better. Pretty happy how it turned out. Cost very little to build as I was able to use a lot of left over scrap material. All it needs is a bit of sanding and some varnish.
Talked with my friends in northern FL. They are expecting my lovely wife and I. We will be doing some shake down cruises on a lake near their house. My friend grew up on the water and is an accomplished sailor.
If all goes well this winter, my wife and I will eventually make our way down to the Keys. Can't wait to sail those waters in my own boat.
Now all I have to do is get the darn truck squared away . . .