At last. She is finally here in the States. Her construction was delayed by a steelworker’s strike and delivery was delayed by Hurricane Gustavo. We were happy to wait, as there is no need to rush skilled labor or Mother Nature. All that matters is that she made it safely and without incident over from South Africa, and up from Tortola.
So now what?
Whilst Guyon has been vacillating over SSB, AIS, KVH, and other acronyms, I have been contemplating the really important things: mattresses, throw pillows, and seat cushions. I mean, we all know the captain thinks he has the important decisions to make, but come on. Comfort is king and cannot be undervalued. Needless to say, we are making great progress on getting this baby ready to live on and sail away safely.
The photos in this gallery were from our first day on the boat. She will stay in the marina in FLL until we have additional electronics, communication systems, watermaker, and yes, custom cushions installed (If Guyon gets three sat phones, I’m getting my damn pillows). We have a terrific team of vendors at hand, so hopefully the work will get done in a timely manner. Our backup plan is that we are living aboard while work is getting done. We figure with three tweenager boys, they will want to get us out of the marina as fast as possible. We shall see.
More to come as we get closer. ETD is still post-New Year’s to head down to the BVI. Guyon has one last Reef Cup Tournament he “needs” to fish in before we leave.