Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

So far expenses haven't been too bad...have a few more to add...boat slips for Corpus Christi for March are $228.25...we've spent about $200.00 in gear...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Well we purchased the 1978 25' Hunter!  Champagne had by all at the ceremony!  Tammy cleaned the outside.  I worked on the outboard motor with partial success, got it to run and found the carb needs cleaning; it has sat too long.  Had the standing rigging checked out, the spreader tips are to be replaced along with all the standing rigging but the mainstay.  I will get the outboard serviced on March 1st, in case we need to use it (I suspect new sailors as ourselves, will have no choice but to use it in and out of the marina, lol).  Sailing class on March 3rd and 4th for Tammy, Tamala and myself.  The rigging will be installed on the 5th.  Then next break from work she will sail, woohoo!  Can't wait to be bug hunting with S/V Veranda

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 15, 2012

Well, it's a done deal...$2400.00 and she's ours...We decided on her name...Living and Loving Life...because that is what we do...we bought boat soap and washed her down...she looks great...saw some of the rigging and tips need replacing...found a guy to do that for us...little less than $1100.00...more may need to be done...but glad we are doing it to be safe...haven't looked at sails yet...hoping they are good...if not replacing them also...Chris worked on the motor...seems we need to order parts for that...we want her to be safe for smooth sailing...signed up for sailing lesson on March 3-4...Chris, Tamala and I are all taking the class...this will be fun...