#74: Splash Day! (Season Three Finale)

Take that “Hard Times on the Hard!”  We are out of the yard!  Looking back, though, it almost seemed easy.  Almost.  But it was definitely worth it.  After three months in the yard, Phillip and I are better boat owners for it and ready to start working on our boat in exotic places.  Like Cuba this winter!  Let’s go!

Kind of cool to watch this footage, too, knowing it was March 29th and neither Phillip nor I had any idea in exactly two months from that day we would be stepping on a boat to cross the Atlantic-freaking-ocean.  It has been such an exciting and fulfilling year already, and we still have so much in store.

Hence the desire to give back and share the dream.  Next up on the Tube, we will announce our 2nd Gift of Cruising giveaway winner.  Shut the front door.  I’m serious.  Don’t miss the train!  Get inspired and get ON BOARD!

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#73: Raising the New Rig — Part 2

Here comes the Hotstepper!  And here comes the hi-mods.  Watch as we step the mast and install mechanical fittings (hi-mods) on each of the stays and shrouds to complete the final phase of replacing our original 1985 rod rigging with uniform 5/16 stainless steel wire.

Now that the stick is back up, we’ll splash on the Tube next week and then finally … get our boat out on the water.  Say what?  She floats?!  Hell yes she does!  You’ll be seeing a lot more of this soon.  : )

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