Today was another day of very below normal temperatures for
The second problem is that Reboot, like most boats, has no insulation. It takes less than 15 minutes after you turn off the heat for the boat to revert back to the ambient temperature. Since it is also sitting in a big bathtub of water the water temperature has a big impact on the temperature inside the boat too. Of course, with this extended cold snap the water temperature has been dropping like a stone.
A second (and third, I suppose) rule of boats is that all projects have some glitch that stops them dead, and that all projects take at least 4 times as long as estimated. Today Maury hoisted me up to the top of the mast to do a number of items: replace the Windex, run wires for the Windex light, run the control cable for the Garmin wind sensor, and replace the bulb in the anchor light. Score: the Windex mount is frozen – I can’t get it unscrewed, the Windex and Garmin wind sensor wires are down the mast but we can’t get them out of the bottom, and given that once up on top the wind freshened to about 25 very cold knots I completely forgot to put the new bulb in the anchor light. And so it goes…
The winds will shift eventually. When they shift to the South we will get a blast of very warm and damp air from the Caribbean and
Of course next week is forecast to be quite calm and nice. That is why next week is Key West Race Week, one of the largest international sailing regattas. So they can come down and bob around with no wind. LOL! But Ace is planning on coming down, and after that I am taking Reboot to the
With all my complaining above I should point out that I am very fortunate that I did not go to the