We wind down major changes to the boat and trailer as we initiate the 14-day countdown. The last few little things to be done, besides nervous checking and re-checking, are mounting the new shadow box for the navigation pad on the aft of the mizzen mast immediately in front of the helmsman. It is raining/snowing today so not going to show where the mounting takes place but here are pictures of the Nav Box with a power cable that will be run to the solar distribution panel in the house.

 

I have also re-built the two shattered masthead floats into one functional unit. While doing so I was “daydreaming about night things in the middle of the afternoon….” Mainly our run about 15 miles offshore within sight of ten shrimpboats lite up like Christmas trees. “I got to think I could see them really, really well with all their work lights blazing and I bet they couldn’t see me at all with my low lying running lights. So I decided maybe I can fix that a little. My masthead float, also a great apparent wind direction indicator, a symbol of Groot is now also a radar reflector. Yea!

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One of the biggest problems I have while sailing in my drysuit is the inability to get it undone to pee before it ends up in my bootie. So after several lurches, stops and the purchase of a $90.00 (choke), zipper, it looks like the situation will be well in hand with Lynns’ help. Stop, just stop, thinking those things.

The zipper will go just here once we make the cuts, placement, glue it and later sew.

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