Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The sailboat is ready to go. It's got new bottom paint, an upgraded electrical system, and some new equipment. All that's needed is to take on fresh water, food, and load up the rest of our gear. The trailer has new LED lights. The tow vehicle has a new vacuum pump and trailer ball. We are ready to go, but probably won't
The massive cold front affecting much of the country has pushed nasty weather all the way down here in Florida. While it's not really cold, it's cold for Florida. More important are the small craft warnings out in the Gulf.
We could head out on Wednesday, if we don't mind starting out in near freezing temperatures. Then we'd be looking at rain and thunderstorms the next couple of days after that. It's one thing to have to put up with nasty weather when already on the water. It's something else entirely to head out in bad weather when it's not necessary.
My lovely wife's fibromyalgia is acting up a bit more than normal, so that's a consideration. It's one thing to have a bad fibro day when all she has to do is lie in the sun. It's something else entirely when the weather is cold and wet. She's not a complainer, but I want her to keep having good memories about sailing.
In the mean time, maybe I can talk my dad into letting me help him with some projects around his house.
Hopefully it won't be too long before I can post some nice sailing pics once more.