So as some of our friends know, and many have gathered, we bought a sailboat last week. She is a 43′ Spindrift cutter, currently named Dolphin Song. She will be renamed Perfect Partner. We spent last weekend cleaning.
Heather cleaned. She started with the cushion covers, we stripped all but one cover. Heather made multiple trips to the laundry to wash them and we hung them in the cockpit to dry. While the covers were getting cleaned she started on the aft cabin so we would have a place to sleep.
While she was cleaning I worked on the AC shore power. The inverter/charger that was on the boat had gone bad. The boat was wired with the shore power and genset going to the inverter/charger before going to the AC panel. It didn’t take too long to figure out the best we to get it working. With this complete we had power for the vacuum and portable battery charger the previous owner bought. We will need a new installed charger and inverter but we are set for now.
Our first dinner on the boat was pasta from The Silos, not the best but it was good enough.
Let the cleaning continue. Heather attacked the Pilot House, while I hit the deck. It was a busy day. We ate lunch and dinner out since we didn’t want to buy food since we didn’t want to use the refrigerator yet.
Sasha handled the whole thing very well. We think she is going to have a blast. She was very tired the first couple of days. She doesn’t sleep in the car and since we drove all night on Thursday to be there early Friday she didn’t get her normal 10 hours a night. Sunday she spent the day up on deck watching the birds. She can make it down the stairs into the cabin but she can’t quite make it up yet. She will need more practice.
The morning was spent putting things away and locking down the boat. There is much more to do before we head south. We will be spending New Years weekend doing some more cleanup and we hope to get her out of the slip for a sail. The work list just gets longer the more we do.