Saturday, 15 July: Damn it's hot for boat work! Thermometer on the boat was saying 97 most of the day, but I'm sure that doesn't take into account the humidity too. I'm sure I was drinking about as much water as I was sweating out.
Got to the boat at 7am, the tarp I had over the cockpit had plenty of water pulling it down, so I bailed it out with a bucket, took it off, then got to work.
I've been doing a lot of work on the boat for the past couple years so it was getting pretty dirty. I took everything off the boat
that wasn't put away somewhere. I vacuumed then cleaned/dusted the galley
and the salon/v-berth
had a nice big lunch at Dockside, at Harrington Harbor North.
Got back to cleaning. Last visit, two weeks ago, I put the engine, that's been sitting in the garage for 1.5yrs, into the truck, took to the marina. Then they helped
me get my engine back into the boat and it was set just below the companion way
. I was able to lift and slide it into the engine space. That I did myself, while I probably should have had help, but I guess I'm stubborn that way. lol
While I did a lot of cleaning inside the boat, I started cleaning cushions with a vacuum before putting it back in the boat. I was able to start putting things away into storage compartments while I was at it. After a while, the sun was getting low in the sky, so I started shoving everything else I could into the quarterberths in order to sort through those when I had more time. I didn't get pictures with everything else back in place, but I can say it is looking SO much better. I now have a place to sit and even lay down inside the boat
Last thing I did before leaving was setup the dodger for the first time to see how it all goes together. Left the marina at 7:30pm. Good 12.5hrs of boat work. Really a good time overall.
Still plenty of work to do on this refit but I think it's going pretty good right now.