September 2016: Back in the water and in about the same place as we were two years ago before hauling out for a long refit. See some of the back story here: http://www.averisera.com/2014/09/
After launching and waiting out tropical disturbance Hermine we have worked steadily to get the boat to this state of play: rigged and ready. Along the way a few adventures. First the boat floods at launching. Then the engine won't start and we replaced the head and exhaust elbow. Then the Pipe C, lube oil delivery, broke open and we replaced all three pipes. Then the shaft log seal, a dripless seal, began to leak. Not a lot but compared to never before, a lot.
See the entry for July 26, 2010 when we replaced pipes B and C. Now we have all new Pipes, A, B, and C. Should have done A when we were doing B and B.
We have also met some very nice folks at Wychmere Harbor. The Legnos 20 cat boat, Bristol 32, and Cape Dory 22 are nearby and make for some nice conversation. Can't forget George on his custom 35 footer. He has the prettiest strip planked dinghy, beautiful wineglass transom.
Zachary working on the lube oil pipes, Pipe A on display.
Sails ready to be taken to the boat along with a lot of other things except for the sail ties, winch handles and one other thing I can't remember.
Alongside the Stone Horse YC dock to load the items too awkward to ferry by dinghy.
The nutshell pram awaits our return to the mooring. Pretty boat getting some hard use. that why we have it!
The Cape Dory 22 and Bristol 32. Both owners are new to sailing. The Bristol family dinghied out to just sit on their boat for the first time since its delivery to Wychmere Harbor. We rowed over to chat as we headed home saturday evening.