Thursday, November 4, 2010

Splash!

We put the boat back in the water today after completing the re-commissioning tasks outlined in the previous post. The engine started on the first compression stroke, and best of all, the boat still floats! There is a tiny leak above one of the new seacocks we installed, but not enough to worry about at this point; we're keeping the valve closed for now anyway. We still have a lot to do before we're ready to put to sea, and we'll likely be in San Carlos for another week or so. But its really nice here so we don't mind. We're seeing a lot of cruising friends from last season, and meeting new ones. On Saturday, we'll meet with two couples who have already sailed to the South Pacific; we'll be asking a million questions and buying some of their charts, in preparation for our own passage next spring (if all goes well).

1 comment:

Juli said...

fancy! videos now! cool Uncle Mark!