The other day we decided to go ahead and take the boat south this winter. The plan is to get the boat down to Florida before Thanksgiving, spend a few weeks around New Years exploring the Keys, then take it over to the Bahamas for March and April. It will be a bit of a trick to get it down there given a variety of other commitments, but I guess that's part of the adventure.
So now the scramble is on to get a bunch of work done before we leave - yup, all the stuff I thought I had all fall and winter to do now needs to be done in two weeks. And since the boat is currently hauled while the bright work gets done, I have only a few days to do everything below the water line. Inspections, cleaning, replacing zincs, and most important, adding line cutters.
If anyone wants to crew for part of the trip down the coast, let me know.