You might think that after spending a full week in the boatyard doing nothing but cleaning, prep. work, maintenance and repairs, we would want nothing more to do with boat chores. On the contrary, I was quite happy to help our friend Kirk yesterday and when he set about servicing his tender’s outboard engine. Together we changed the lower unit oil, put in a new impeller and swapped the carb for a brand new spare that he had. The whole procedure went off without a hitch and I was happy to be able to contribute to the process in some small way. Kirk has certainly helped us enough over the years so he was due for some reciprocation!
After the work was done, we enjoyed the remainder of the day, swapping stories and jamming on the guitars and ukelele. Rebecca and I also visited the Moorings office here and requested permission to get on board one of the Leopard 4600 charter cats that they have berthed here at Port Louis Marina. We were eager to take some measurements to confirm that we were on track with our upgrade plans. The new boat acquisition is ticking along as it should. In exactly one month’s time, if everything goes according to plan, we should be sailing the new Leopard out of Roadtown Harbor. Everyone cross your fingers and send us good vibes please!