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post #2 of Old 12-10-2011 Thread Starter
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We bought the boat!
Marina and I spent the day adjusting the freeboard on our, new to us, sailboat. We drove back and forth between the boat and the storage locker, over and over again. VW bugs are roomy but are not set up to haul anchors, chain, engine parts, cordage, tools, spare parts, kayaks, more spare parts, hoses, bug screens, wind generators, cockpit cushions, paddles, pumps, alternators, more spare parts, etc. The big disappointment was with the dodger; it seems that the stitching on many of the zippers is shot, so when we attempted to put it together, several of the zippers just came apart. Picture us with sad faces. At any rate, they are 20 years old but we think we can salvage them with a little work and a bit of professional help. The weather gods decided that we had it way to good for the sea trials yesterday, so today it was cloudy with plenty of showers. No matter, we kept plugging along, until we ran out of day light around 5:30 PM. We still have a load or two left so we won’t be leaving on Saturday as planned. One more day should get us all moved aboard and most stuff stored for the sail home in a couple of weeks. The boat looks (is) a mess but our hearts are full and we are proud with our progress today.
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