Tuesday, November 14, 2017

To the boat!

We spent a few days getting everything organized for our trip back to Galveston in the rental car.... it's just amazing how much "stuff" you need on the boat.

We started piling everything we thought we would need in the basement.

And we started whittling it down to just the items that were absolutely necessary.  Amazing how quickly a Ford Edge fills up!

I won't bore you with the details.  We drove 18 hours straight thru from Pittsboro to Kemah, TX!  That included 2 significant traffic jams and 4 gas stops.  Arrived at the boat at 3AM.  We were pooped!!

Spent today just unloading the rental car - and loading up the boat!  There are several maintenance items to be taken care of.  First one was to haul Duane up the mast to remove the inoperative  steaming light.  Then, of course, a trip to West Marine for the replacement.   

Really, really love the electric winch that lets me pull Duane up the mast at the touch of a button!


  1. That's a lot of stuff. At least you have great weather to work on boat. MOM

  2. Yikes!...good thing he's not acrophobic...

    ...and also good thing you've got a winch...