Hmm, someone up above must have said be home, we had an early dinner planned and I thought I could get an early sail in. So off I went and the wind gods must have said “hey Mother’s day”.
Wind in my face going out, calm once out, the 20 knots in my face coming back. Next Mother’s day I stay home.
But still worth the trip!
When I overnight-ed on the boat I tried to turn on the AC to no avail.
The problem turned out to be the AC’s water pump which unlike most pumps does not suck, it just circulates water. The lack of the ability to self-prime its self means that the water lines must be filled with water before it can actually work.
So when I was down last I figured out the correct procedure to get it working after being out of the water. And now we have a cool boat when at dock, the weather just needs to get hotter so we will need it.
Looking at the hatchway boards it is clear they need to be refinished, however there is no way to do it dockside in a day. So I decided to make a Plexiglas cover out of a piece my Dad had given me to make my bachelor dining room table.
A quick trip to Home Depot for a 4×4 section of plywood to use as a pattern and some rough cuts and I went down to slice out the correct section. Then back home to cut it out of plastic and back down to make the fit dead on.
OK, now I have the basic cover, but I want to dress it up a bit with some trim and hasp, I hope to have that done by weekend.