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

Week 1: Stowage and More Stowage

Location: Docked at Deltaville Marina. Jackson Creek. 37°33'21"N 076°23'0"W.

This week continues the refit of the past years, but now that we live aboard, it's done at a more accelerated tempo. Just reviewing my notes to write this is tiring.

17th. Monday


Install vent and wiring for Nature's Head. Fill hole in floor. Fill plumbing access holes with wood salvaged from removing drawers.

18th. Tuesday

Physical so we can buy health insurance. Find some


preliminary locations of food items in what was formerly the refrigerator and freezer. Some things will be moved as we gain experience in the galley.

19th. Wednesday

Install Island Time PC Marine Wi-Fi antenna system. Use the lounge for numerous software upgrades (Mac OS X, iOS, etc.) because the reception behind the boat shed on D-dock is pretty bad. Stow more stuff from the truck.

20th. Thursday

Pry up shower drain pan in forward shower. Thank Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) that it was held down with a silicone or polysulfide adhesive. Plan the Whale Gulley IC shower drain pump installation. This will require a bronze through-hull and 10' of ¾" hose. Plus a long wiring run to a breaker that doesn't exist yet.

21st. Friday

Epoxy mounting boards to hull under the forward head shower. Continue stowing items from the truck.

22nd. Saturday


Rewire electrical panel to replace bottom three (inconsistent) horizontal breakers with four (consistent) vertical breakers. Add a momentary on switch and relay for the macerator pump so that the breaker doesn't carry the whole load.

Party on Blind Faith with crew of Green Eyes, Hope Floats, Mandy and Lady Sarah.

23rd. Sunday

Lunch with Liquid Therapy. Start Bimini installation. Revise Blog. Move sewing machine aboard. Almost everything is out of the truck.


It appears that next week will be similarly busy.