It is about time we get this blog back up and running after a long cold winter with 3 blizzards! Now, after 2 months of prep work we are finally launched and in the slip. This year we replaced the entire sewer system with new hoses, new holding tank, and a new PHII head. We also decided to try another “science” project with the bottom paint. Since we use Pettit Trinidad hard bottom paint, we decided to see if it really will NOT work if we do not repaint. The company says it will not work if in the yard over the winter! OK, prove it. So, we painted only one foot down from the waterline on both sides and then as a control side, we sanded the rest of the bottom. But, we only sanded one side leaving the other side untouched. My idea is that the copper is still there and sanding will expose new anti-fouling. The untouched side will be our control side, so we will have all options covered for this study. We only used one quart this year! Worst case, we hire a diver to clean it. We will see.
This year, we plan to stay on the Chesapeake Bay all summer and rediscover the beauty of the home waters. Next year we will return to our favorite area, New England and Maine! Here are some photos of our work.
Of course she gets Flowers & Chocolates for Easter….while she paints!
Our “Science” project, painting 1 foot, and going with old
Working the Teak, note cover left on an extra 4 weeks!
New Plumbing Installed, new Odor Safe Plus, new tank, new PHII
Finally, after 4 weeks of yard work, we are LAUNCHED
WELCOME to SEASON #10 of Island Spirit Sailing Adventures!
Our Goals for this year:
- Re-discover the Chesapeake Bay
- Enjoy our marina and home town
- Launch the 22′ T-top 125hp fishing boat and pull Radeen on the tube, she loves this!
- Share our sailing and boating passion with friends and family
- Dream of the Bahamas, Maine, and Block Island