Our rationalization was that we needed to use up our dinghy fuel so it wouldn't go bad... and that we need to run the dinghy after recent repairs. It is still not acting just right... and lastly, we wanted to install the dinghy wheels and motor fins.
We beached the dinghy on a nearby island and got to work. We found a board to prop the dinghy up and dug the instructions and tools out of our dry bag for installing the dinghy wheels.
Bruce has wanted these wheels for months. Finally we would have them!
(sound of scratching record)
It was not to be... When it got down to it... our transom was not going to allow for proper installation. The wheels should be placed as far apart as they can, and 1/2 inch up from the lowest part of the dinghy. Our V-bottom and the fact that our fiberglass hull is one piece with built in reinforcement struts inside the back wall, would just not allow for proper placement of the wheels. We were so bummed out! Shake it off! Shit happens! At least we're not WORKING!
motor fins. We were all set to place the fins when first, we had to take off the zinc and had to go back to the boat for the right tool... Hey, we wanted to run the motor, right?
So, we're back on the sand, ready to drill when... we can't get a straight angle on the holes due to the way the motor is made... DAMN! We are going to have to do this on the boat where we can use our electric drill. This project isn't going to happen.
There is a nearby wrecked sailboat just up the beach from where we are.
I was too worried about what might be lurking in that hole to get any closer. I'm going to have to work on that...
We could see another sailboat wreck on the other side of the Lydia Ann Channel. I wonder what's going on with all of these wrecked boats!
So.... Off we went!
|Cool bottle full of beach|
|Anyone need a nice cap?|
|Mermaids could use these shells for fake nails!|
We splashed around some more, then headed back to the boat to get some lunch and have a nap.
We have GOT to stop beating ourselves up for work not done, and realized that we need some play time, and that it must be done when the weather is good for it.
There are some "real life" things I need to do, such as figuring out which bank we will transfer our accounts to what has no foreign transaction or ATM fees... And what to do with my 401k... And figuring our what insurance policy will be best for health and for the boat when traveling internationally...
All of these things are weighting heavily on my mind. Please leave a comment if you have found success in these and I'll be eternally grateful!