To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

It's Official

The final dance is over.

The wire transfers are finished. We've had the keys since last weekend, but the job's not over until the paperwork is done.

We'll pick the paperwork up Saturday. The original Coast Guard vessel documentation was surrendered. For $180 we can document this vessel under new ownership. Perhaps with a new name.

Also, if the weather's mild on Saturday, we'll start ticking off items from The List. See Survey Says for the first part of the list.

The most important part of this is to start lining up the specialists to handle things we're not competent to do ourselves: foredeck repair, bottom painting, and -- perhaps -- the transom paint job.

We'd like to officially rename her -- repaint the transom, update the title and documentation, update the interior placards, fix the boatyard contracts, etc. -- prior to launch.