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Monthly Archives: January 2015


Our March departure date has been reviewed and determined to be a month or so early…presently, we’re set to leave sometime around April 1st. Perhaps we’ll get off earlier. It could just as easily turn out to be later.

The main delay has been our refrigeration. Though my guy has made a valiant effort to repair our twenty eight year old original, in the end we’ve decided to junk it. We have two new Technautics units (one for the fridge, one for the freezer) on the way.

An April 1st departure date gives us just 90 days to complete the items we have deemed necessary to do before we depart. As of today, there are 23 items on that to-do-before-departure list…at an estimated cost of $8,800. Roughly half of that cost is for the new refrigeration system.

The to-do-before-departure list is just a small part of the ongoing items that need to be addressed on our yacht. There are 58 items on our master task list. The list has such minor tasks as “wire brush the engine mounts and touch up with paint”…to fairly major work, for example “install additional air conditioner in aft stateroom.” The list has been significantly cut down over the past eighteen months…and then number of tasks grow again. It’s a back and forth thing. There are some things on the list that need to be done at some point in time, while others must be done immediately, or at least before shoving off. The main thing about our list is that it absolutely encompasses everything.

As others have said, “there is a lot to do and not much time to get it done.”  So, ninety days is much time.  On the other hand, it’s just a blink before we are off.  Even if it slides even a bit more we are very close.