Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cleaning, polishing and other boat projects!

Karyn is aboard, and getting quite a bit done aboard the boat. While Richard (one of the many gracious Bahamians who help look after the boat) had it freshely washed upon Karyn's arrival, there were the beginnings of discoloration and corrosion spots on the flybridge bimini railings, along with the Kallenberg horn and the windlass, so Karyn and Shelley spent a good morning in the windy sunshine cleaning, polishing and waxing. A few hours of elbow grease and things look great again!! Nothing like being in the sunshine and showing your boat you love her....and working towards a well-deserved afternoon lounge at the pool!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Karyn Gets a Girls Weekend Away...

Karyn is down in the Bahamas as of Wednesday for the remainder of this week, joining Dede and Shelley Miles of Miles Aweigh for an long-awaited girls weekend aboard our respective boats! Karyn will be enjoying some quality time aboard Equinox, doing some writing, as well as some boat maintenance (replacing the watermaker solenoid for one) and (hopefully) having some fun in the sun. If the weather cooperates, lobstering and diving, as well as wining and dining are all on the agenda!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Guys Weekend Aboard

Ron's been aboard this weekend, and has been hosting a couple buddies, Paul McDonnel and Erik Wexler, for a guys' weekend to do some diving and lobstering. Of course, the weather has been atrocious, with cold fronts keeping the winds blasting along at 25-30 knots under cloudy skies....go figure. At least the diving conditions managed to improve after the first day, when conditions were abysmal as the entry into the channel was nearly raging. Still, they dove! Ron and Paul managed to bag 5 lobster while snorkeling yesterday before Paul headed back and today Ron is hosting Rob from Martek aboard to deal with the KVH, and sea trial it tomorrow.

Ally and Karyn were down in South Carolina over the weekend, touring potential colleges. While in Charleston, Ally met up with a former OS friend who now attends CofC, and Karyn got the chance to meet and dine with Jim and Novella Prince, friends of the Miles's! Always fun to meet new friends! It was a great dinner, and a great time was had by all!! Both Ally and I LOVE the city...what a cool place!