Friday, May 24, 2013

“Hey, Kelly - What have ya been doing for the last 80 days?”

Let see…

·         Removed and resealed the fly-bridge canvas

·         Installed an additional VHF


·         Install new anchor rode

·         Added a WIFI antenna

·         Replaced anchor light


·         Installed new galley countertop, plumb galley sink


·         Installed new name boards


·         Installed a 110 /12 volt freezer

·Tammy made new covers for the fenders and freezer, throw pillows, table cloths and the list goes on...

  • Completed a successful career  

·Hosted Kelly-palooza – Thanks to all who came by to wish us well during the 14 day party!  A special THANKS to DAN & HEIDI BOE of the HouseofBoe and my beautiful bride TAMERA - the success of my retirement ceremony and after party would not have been possible without your efforts and generosity – you guys rock!

· Buying lots of necessary and not-so- necessary stuff for the boat - Packed the boat

·Changed out all mechanical system fluids/ filters, clean sea strainers, etc.

·Clean boat bottom/ check zincs

Packed up household goods to go into storage

Went to Philadelphia to celebrate my sister Colleen receiving her PhD. 

·Attend the swearing-in ceremony of our son who has gone off to basic training with the U.S.C.G 

·Still chasing that irritating water leak on the fly-bridge (well above the waterline)

·Build mast pedestal / test out our ability to lower mast  safely
·Learning the boat systems i.e., electrical, plumbing, electronics etc.


So does that mean we are ready to go? … No, but we are going anyways!

The weather has not been very cooperative – lots and lots of rain. But we will be christening the boat Saturday 25 May anyways – may King Neptune give us good weather.   We spent several days loading stuff on the boat – I may need to raise the waterline several inches to compensate. It looks like everything is going to fit; of course we probably will have forgotten something very important. We are planning on leaving in less than two weeks.  The time is drawing near - as soon as the movers finish packing we will be on our way!





  1. Wow, you are a busy busy BEE! Congratulations on retiring from your successful career and thank you for your service. Congratulations to Colleen too! Should I address her Dr. Colleen now? It's nice to see your family pictures. The vessel looks so ready. Bon Voyage!

  2. The boat is looking great, sorry we couldn’t make the Sea Chantey christening. We wish you guy’s fair winds and following seas on your upcoming voyage. If we don’t get with you guys before you get underway well have to come down to FL and enjoy a cold one. Best wishes Anthony and Leah.