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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yes, we are still alive

And yes, the boat commissioning is going well.  I've received a number of inquiries wondering what's up.  The truth of the matter is that I'm just plain exhausted and haven't had the energy to pull together any posts.  It's been about 2 months now since we left Gloucester in our caravan of Stuff, and it has literally been non-stop since then.  All waking hours, 7 days a week, for the past 60 days.

We are up around 5:00 each day, get to the boat around 7:00, work all day, leave sometime between 4:00 and 6:00, then spend the evening going through lists checking off what got done and adding new things.  My inspection checklist - the list I've assembled of things to test and verify before accepting the boat - is a spreadsheet that's 486 lines long!  In addition to that is the "bug list" of open problems (I know, my software background is creeping through). By the time the lists are updated each day, I've pretty much been reduced to a vegetable.

But enough of my excuses.  Last night I outlined 5 new posts that I'll be completing over the next week or so covering the major aspects of our commissioning.  They are:
  • Installing solar panels
  • Electronics
  • Heating system
  • Interior carpets and shades
  • Catalina Island overnight shakedown
Stay tuned....

2 comments:

FlyWright said...

I was kind of wondering! Looking fwd to the posts.

Craig Puckett said...

No excuses Peter, your adoring fans need information ;)