Month-long Sailing Trip: Mid-month Break
Monday, July 14
We pulled into our marina slip late in the morning, after anchoring out in the West River last night. We went out for breakfast and then home for nice hot baths--something we've been dreaming about over the last two weeks. Then it was off to get a replacement iPhone and to get a software application fixed on Maggie's laptop. We brought all the drinking water jugs home and filled them with tap water. Maggie was doing laundry as I was taking care of our house plants and getting some special tools together to take back to the boat.
|Our slip is actually on a T-head and we love it because we get a breeze like being |
on a mooring and all the conveniences of a slip, including water and electricity.
This is the view from our slip as storm clouds rolled in over the moorings.
Tuesday, July 15
|Except for a couple mounting screws repeatedly falling out, |
this helm seat design has worked great.
Wednesday, July 16
|We purchased split shot weights at a local fishing supply house--these |
are intended to hold down the edges of the mosquito nets.
|We rolled the edges of the mosquito netting and clamped the split shot |
weights every 3 inches around the perimeter of each net.
|A split-shot weight attached to the perimeter of the mosquito net. The split-shot |
weights were Size 5 and were made by Eagle Claw. Larger weights would have been better.
|The split-shot weights hold the mosquito nets in place and |
prevent them from being blown away by the wind.
Tomorrow, we leave for the northern part of the bay!