Okay, it has been a while since the last blog post. There has been a lot going on…..Let’s catch up, we hate it when they leave the good guy hanging on the side of a building and you have to watch 12 minutes of commercials to review that the hero is still stuck on the building for another week! Hope this keeps you interested for … Continue reading “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is”.
Yes, except for the stuff that is really nasty or cheaper to pay someone else. For the record, Adam did the engine swap over a period of 5 weeks. We basically gutted the whole boat and started from scratch. New engines, saildrives, props, rope cutters, bottom paint, Propspeed, though hulls, plumbing, raw water hoses, strainers, custom engine mounts from 6061 aluminum flat stock, and the … Continue reading Do you do all of your own work?
We did it! 2 new engines, 2 saildrives, 2 props, 2 rope cutters, auto pilot bracket, adjusted the steering, 4 coats of Odyssey 60 bottom paint, Glidecoat all over the whole boat, lots of electrical work, and no sleep for 6 weeks straight. We sail south after sea trials and making sure there are no other leaks, squeeks, creaks, or bleeps! Notice the other Manta … Continue reading Set Sail!
So, just a quick update. Time is money at the boatyard, so this post is brief… The new engines are ready to go in. Everything has been painted, cleaned, ceramic coated, and polished. As soon as the dust settles we will give a full rundown of what just happened! Please stay tuned! We set sail momentarily!!! ⛵⛵⛵⛵ Continue reading Happy Birthday Captain Adam! 🎂
We have waited, waited some more, waited again, and again, while continuing to wait, only to wait again….finally to only be delayed by Covid-19 🦠, a container ship 🚢 stuck in the Suez Canal, and…..then we stalked, tracked, calculated, surmised, and timed the arrival of The NYK Meteor to it’s port. Today is a grand, delightful, wonderful, happy, joyous, triumph, marvelous, spectacular day! The container … Continue reading “Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese -toasted, mostly”
As we are waiting for the engines to arrive on the container ship 🚢…We have been doing all of the important projects to make it an easy process for our Diesel Mechanic Sean.👨🔧 We had to take time out and write this quick post. We had our boat neighbor tell us that there were 2 giant Goliath Groupers 🐟 under our boat the other night. … Continue reading “There is always a bigger fish!”
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain So, a recap of where we started and what has happened…… The old blog lays in wasteland, it needs about 100 hours to put … Continue reading “Sail now, work later”