Great story, my maiden voyage to my boats new home involved 34 hours of motoring as we had no winds. We did get to sail for the last two hours. Sounds like you had a great trip. I hope you have many more. You did learn that no matter how great the condition of the boat, there are always things that need to be fixed!
"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz
Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.
s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375