Brad, Dan and Scott's Sailing Adventure

"There she is boys! The SS More Powerful than Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and the Incredable Hulk combined." This space will be used to post updates of our odyssey.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

GPS dingy and lots more

Sorry about the delay in posting everyone. I got side tracked. Things have swung into overdrive here in RI trying to get things ready to go and I just lost track of how long it had been since I posted. I guess the big news is after many frustrations, Dan getting stood up and not being able to find another electrician we finally said screw it and installed the gps unit ourselves. Boy, does it look good. Brad did a fantastic job of professionally installing the unit through the pedestal. The unit shouldn't leak through to the bilge but we will find out soon I guess. I almost forgot, Hal has arrived to join us on the trip down the ICW. He has already proved himself useful lending a hand in the installation of the GPS, CO detector and smoke detector. We also tried to patch the dingy in a couple problem areas and hope it doesn't continue to leak. I think I forgot to mention that the darn dingy's engine doesn't work. So I think we will need some more suggestions taking its shortcomings into account before we choose a winner. Our mainsail is at Doyle right now being inspected and having a slide sewn in that happened to break during the infamous jibe the other day with Katie and Anthony. It is a good thing though because the helpful woman at Doyle is putting together a package for us of spares and things that we should have on board during our trip. Other than that I believe the main hold up is registration. We have run into snag after snag with it. We are waiting for a copy of the old USCG documentation so we can register with RI and get a title. Dan also needs to come down here because the require a notary. So that's where things stand at the moment. Even so we should be off soon. Luckily we have encountered some very helpful supporters like Linda and Deb from who did a similar trip in a Tartan 37. Well, let us know whats up with you.