We pulled the engine and took it home and after investigating the cost to rebuild all the deficiencies in the engine decided to buy a new 30hp Beta. With the deadline for ordering the engine closing in we discovered that Beta could not guarantee delivery in time and switched to a Yanmar 3YM30 which should be waiting for us when we arrive in Green Cove at the end of the month.
We will try to update this blog better than last year but will not always have internet access.
We are heading to Green Cove about October 29 or 30th and will post more as the time and work schedule permits.
We hope to meet up with many old friends and make several new ones this season. Life and adventure and new vistas and rewards beckon.
For those that have asked the greatest challenge to this lifestyle is untying that dock line the first time and turning the bow out to traverse the waters that you have never crossed before. Remember that many others are doing it and most are happy to help and answer your questions.
Sail Away my friends