Sunday, November 17, 2013

It became real clear that we needed to replace our Holding Tank. It was leaking for sure so we had it removed and ordered another one from Island Packet. They now line the inside with epoxy so it holds up better over the years. We plan on having new Dometic odorrsafe hose put in at the same time. Be glad to get it done so we can put the boat back together again down below.....but is winter in TN and I have another project to complete with water system from Hot water heater yet to complete.

I love our boat but even though she is in great shape for a 1990 Island Packet there is much to do to get her ready for heading down the river and out to the Gulf of Mexico for some good cruising.....especially with family aboard. I know it took lots of hours both mine and others....oh get our Soveral 37 Ketch in great shape when we sailed up to TN from south shouldn't be a big surprise. Even with my long To Do List there will be things we won't get to until Florida and others that come up along the way.
Decisive underway Charlotte Harbor, FL

Leaving Port Charlotte and heading for Pelican Bay.
Brisa having her bottom done. The bottom looked good so we did a good sanding before we put two coats of Interlux Zinc. This will hopefully last for 3-4 years..especially considering we won't hit salt water for another 12 months.

This could be the one......

This could be the one......
Daniel and I on board IP27 in Jekyll Island