The crew at Blue Springs are always great to work with and were very helpful in getting Brisa squared away on arrival!!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
|Hot water tank....while winterizing...needs to be replaced!!|
Elizabeth. Daniel and I got out a couple more times and had nice weather and light to moderate winds.....just right for us to continue to get more and more comfortable with Brisa. Elizabeth really has the worst of it....trying to get used to the boat and helping out while at the same time constantly keeping an I....and then some on Daniel. In the mean time Daniel at 3.5 loves it and continues to explore and take it all in. He will go back to swim lessons next summer...plus more time in the lake.....once Elizabeth knows he can swim I'm sure it will help her relax a little more on board.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
We have taken Brisa out now ....this past weekend we had 15-20 knot winds all day and she handled them without any problems with full main and jib. Will try and get some pictures up soon. Everytime we are on board we learn something about Brisa......the word is the IP is a little tough to back can now be confirmed.....tried to check it out coming out of slip with a 8-9 knot breeze against us and it was like she had a mind of her own.......made it okay but really need to get more time getting a feel for it.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
It has been awhile ..... been very busy with the TO DO LIST as you might imagine. Things have been going along well.......spending each weekend chipping away at it.....cleaning ......sanding...took all the exterior wood down and applied ceatol....new anchor rode.....replaced cockpit table and drink holder...etc....checking and familiarizing myself with all systems...instruments etc. Getting ready to apply new name....Brisa...... Hope to get some pics up over next couple of weeks.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The boat is ours!!! As of Friday May 18th, 2012. The work we had done prior to the closing was well done at the St. Mary's Boat Services.....Mabel takes pride in her work for sure....as she added some support to the hull on the starboard side that isn't normally there. Maybe not needed but adds to peace of mind which is saying something where we have so much anyway with an Island Packet.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The survey process continues.....everything going well with survey ....need to double check a couple of things with folk's ....come to agreement of resolution and hopefully resolve everything in next day or two so she can be transported come next week to Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake ...which is part of the TN River in Ten Mile, TN.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
We didn't think we would actually get our new boat for another year but after narrowing our seach to Island Packet....first 31........then 27's... one that I really liked last year came back on the market......long story short we headed over to Jekyell Island, Ga to see her and it was worth the trip.....If all goes well with the survey next week.....we take the next steps to bring her to TN.