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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Test sail



When we purchased the boat we knew there was a problem with one of the scuppers. A scupper is just a drain, but it's important as it allows any water that gets into the cockpit a way to get out. The guy who sold it too us said he'd fix it. It took longer to fix the problem than expected, but that's not unexpected. However, it was resolved the same day so that's pretty good.

We even got a chance to sail. Winds were light, but we did get a chance to sort out how everything worked. One the downside, the outboard died on us. It was rough starting it in the marina, but I had gotten it going the other day. Today, when we tried it, it only ran for a short spurts. The previous owner pulled the spark plug and is in search of a new one.

I did straighten out my problem with the marina. They wanted to put a boat in my slip, but they can wait a couple weeks. In the mean time the boat can go in a different slip. The smart thing might be to do a series of day sails until we really get the hang of the boat.

At least we haven't been following the Republican debates. Instead, we listened to jazz while sipping on rum coffees. Life without TV can be wonderful.

There are a few people here with Christmas spirit.


-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Tell me about rum coffee! I need one! Yep no TV is bliss.

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    1. Cup of coffee, shot of spiced rum. Nothing fancy.

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  2. I Can't escape on a boat, but I still haven't watched a debate, thank goodness. Hope you soon get all the kinks worked out of the boat.

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    1. Just got the motor started. Things are looking up.

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  3. Yes, nothing says Christmas like the "Obama-idable" Snowman.
    Happy sailing ~

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    1. Bumbles bounce! Loved that crazy little movie.

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  4. You're making progress. I sure do enjoy your posts.

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    1. It's coming along. Seems like it might be pretty boring right now, with us just getting the boat ready.

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