Since crossing our wake (finishing our 6,800 mile voyage on America’s Great Loop), we have enjoyed good times with family and friends in the Midwest, and I have been in Indiana a few times to meet with clients and colleagues.
We plan to keep R&R for at least another season. To keep her in top condition, she needs 1000 hour maintenance work, a buff & wax, possibly new bottom paint, and a few other minor repairs. We looked to Yacht Basin in Holland for this work, having been satisfied with their maintenance and navigation electronics installations in 2019 before we left on the Loop.
We also decided on a few upgrades. First, I promoted the Garmin autopilot controller and a second Garmin multi-gauge to the main dashboard, and demoted the Volvo Penta engine gauges to the lower dashboard. Critical depth/speed/etc. information and autopilot controls will be right at the helm, while the engine gauges still will be visible on the lower dash.
We also plan to use Holland area contractors to replace worn-out isinglass, bridge and cockpit mats, and interior carpet. Contractors are very busy, so some of these replacements will be winter projects.
With the Great Loop behind us, we will not post as often, but we send best wishes to all!