Applying epoxy in the dark
It’s 9:00 AM and we have already moved the Leopard to Road Harbor to complete one more step for our boat registration. We travelled to the Moorings’ Phase Out facility at Hodges Creek yesterday where we had our long-awaited new rub rail installed. As you might imagine, they did not recognize the boat from the last time we were there in August.
The guys did a valiant job in the bright afternoon sunshine, earning themselves a nice cold Stag beer at quitting time. We were even able to trade our massive 12-man life raft for a more manageable 8-man raft, a big plus IMO.
While the work at Hodge’s Creek was going on, we hitchhiked in to town to meet with our lawyer to pick up the hard copy of our radio operators licenses and to discuss the remaining steps for One Love’s BVI registration. In order to finalize things the name on the stern and the official placard both need to be inspected (the letters designating our home port as White Bay need to be at least 4″ high and the placard needs to be permanently affixed to a bulkhead with epoxy). That will take place moments from now (Rebecca just left to pick up the inspector). As soon as the inspection is completed we’ll be making our way to Cruz Bay to clear out of the BVI and then continue on to the USVI. More fun and games await us there.
Applying epoxy in the dark… yeah, we must be boating.