Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to Human

Quana has spent most of her time here while on Reboot cleaning up the mess of my four year bachelor life. Reboot just shines - and we still haven't done the topside compounding and waxing. I am really pleased. Yes, I have been cleaning too, but somehow it seems that she has done most of the work.

We have also spent quite a bit of time shopping and walking around Santa Cruz de Tenerife. We found the big mall with the local version of Walmart. We have been tossing out a bunch of stuff I haven't used in four years and replacing some of the things, like the dish rack, that have rusted with plastic versions.

Getting Reboot clean has also motivated me to spend part of each day doing the checking and repair work so necessary to keep a boat safe. Today we spent about two hours locating distilled water (the water maker is broken, again!) to fill the batteries. They were in sore need of it. I also was able to open the stuck engine intake water thru hull yesterday when it was cool out. It opened easily, and lots of water flowed in. Today it is warm and it would not close so I left it as it is. I started the engine and got decent water out the stern, so I think that I must have had some kind of water lock in the exhaust line. We were working inside in the salon area so I decided to shut the engine down. I will let it run for about four hours sometime over the next few days to make sure it doesn't alarm again.

We still have a bit to do - the list is quite long - but I am confident that we will be ready in November to head for Martinique.

Fair winds and following seas.

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