We're Still in Hawaii
We're still in Hawaii but we're 95% ready to go. The last couple weeks have been quite busy. This is what we've been up to:
- New sails fitted & tested!!! They are glorious.
- Engine repair complete (new shifter installed, fuel tank reinstalled)
- Car died & donated to Make a Wish Foundation
- Broke wind vane, repaired wind vane
- Replaced gaskets - hatches, ports, and engine access
- Revived the head - sea water pump didn't work but we fixed it for $0
- Galley water pump doesn't work, but we've ordered a replacement from San Diego
- Successfully tested navigation lights
- Installed shelf in closet to store fresh stores
- Resurrect the depth sounder. It only needed a little more anti-freeze.
- Replaced the other jib sheet lead car after the sheave broke during our first day sail
- Moved dinghy to marina (Thank you Chris!) and launched for the first time
- Stocked boat with water (bye bye waterline) and dry stores.
- Given notice to Kailua landlords and marina management
- More going away parties than we can count - we've made a lot of great friends in Hawaii
Here's what we need to accomplish before we can head South:
- Vacate apartment
- Move everything else onto the boat - kitchen & clothes
- Organize everything on the boat
- Provision fresh produce
- Get exit papers from Customs
- Test wind vane under sail
- Close bank, electric, gas, etc accounts
- Check the weather
- Throw off the dock lines already!
Fingers crossed, we head South to Fanning Island next week.