Monday, June 30, 2008

High in the sky

We have managed to get a lot of little things buttoned up on the boat. We started with changing a few interior lights, fans and putting up some netting in the V birth to hold our clothes in place during bad weather, we changed the rug with a sage colored one and had a binding put around it.. The mast was still rattling inside from last year and it sounded even louder this year so Jon had our dock neighbor Mark send him to the spreaders to see if he could stop the noise. Jon ended up having to fix a wire while he was up there and he managed to fish around inside and find that there is a pvc pipe in the mast that was loose so for now he was able to pull it in tight with some line and help with that irritating loud noise. We are going to try leaving the dingy in the water for awhile because we bought a 9.9 hp motor for it which is pretty heavy and we want to use it more this year. I made a quick cover for it so it won’t accumulate so much rain water and debris at the dock.

For this coming long weekend we have the kids and Jon’s parents coming to the marina so it should be a good time. We asked Tim if we could use the RV that we stayed in this year which will make it nice for Jon’s parents. Tim is letting us use it even though we found out his whole family will be there…..(What a nice guy

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"She floats again"

Kasidah is in the water and doing fine. Some people have been asking us about the extent of our work on Kasidah and we must let everyone know that this is just to make her what we want her to be: ours. If we complete the projects that we think are important then we understand her much better than if we didn't do the work. We could have left things the way they were and it would have probable been fine, because she was in good shape, but now we know that much more about her. I believe that we are simply doing the same thing everyone else does when they buy a boat: put lots of money into it.

Fair Point had a Daiquiri Party on Saturday night; it was a blast. Scott, a DJ out of Rochester we know, and Jason spun for the party, so it was a great mix of music, and the the weather turned out perfect. Thanks goes out to Tim and Cheryl……

We started to put on the sails and get the boat ready but we ran out of time. This next weekend we will bring all of our boat crap up in one of the company trailers because there is so much of it. We plan to put stuff back together and try to finish the locker shelves, nav. cabinet shelf, new book shelf and a larger garage door. Jon made the garage door opening larger so he could work in there (he was too wide to fit before). After these projects we will only be doing small things unless the house sells. We want to be able to enjoy the boat for a little while before the summer ends.

It looks like Amy and Jeremy will be coming up for the 4th of July, so now the push is on to get the boat in ship shape before they arrive.

Fair Point not only is a great place to be but the all of the people are wonderful and the sunsets are to die for.

This is Bob and Terri and of course one of the many golf carts at the marina and RV resort. These folks seem way to nice to be real, and the nice thing is that they are at Fair Point with us....

~One Love~

(Edited by Jill Libby)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Now or Never

We have been very busy between working on the boat and trying to keep the house up, (just in case we have any lookers). The reality of the situation is that unless we sell the house within the next month, luck be with us, we may not get out there this fall.

Last weekend we finished some of the bottom paint, cetoil, painted some lockers, hung the rudder and put the last coat of paint on (p.s. it looks good). Jon ran some new hoses to the maserator pump and added a new pump so that the shower drains over board instead of to the bilge. He fired up the engine and checked all of the running parts to ensure that it is in tip top shape for the up and coming season. The frig is up and running and we have also started to put things in the cabin away so it is looking like a boat and not a workshop.

I took Jon's stitches out at the camper on Sunday night (that was fun)after a long day of work.

We decided at the last minute this past week to sand the top blue stripe on the hull and repaint it. It had a lot of brush marks and scuffs so anything would have look better. The final sanding job came out great. This morning I put a coat of blue on and it came out pretty well for me doing it. However, the guy that does a lot of painting and finishing work came by and ask if I was going to put another coat on. I wasn't planning on it, but he said it could be done in about two hours, so I did it, but I am not happy with the final product. Oh Well. I am going to try some compound on it in the morning and see if I can make it look any better. Although it does look better than before we started, it seems spotty and just does not look right.

We have decided to try to get in the water on Sunday and finish up the work from the dock so if we want to go out for a sail we can. Also, this way, we won't miss the entire season if we end up here again this winter.

~One Love~
(Edited by Jill Libby)