I have been working hard on
the boat and have done a lot of cleaning and repair work on the engine.
I took the manifold off and had a new base for the thermostat welded on
and then took the two diesel tanks out and cleaned them thoroughly and
then just today I did a whole lot of cementing of the hull behind the
tanks. It was an area we thought we couldn't get to before but I managed
to get the tanks out this time. I then had the opportunity do complete
an old job, which I took of course.
There is still a lot to do but I am making good progress. Sewed up a hole
in the sails and put on good clear telltales on the Main and Genoa.
I would like to leave the marina on the 4th of Dec when dad is not around
but I am a little worried I won't have enough done at that time to leave.
I still do not have a dingy which is a critical item.
I got a rice cooker right away and have been working hard to make the
boat livable. Unfortunately I only just recently found a worker for the
21st but then dad is coming down then so it will be difficult to direct
the worker and use dad's time. I might send him on a mission to find a
I will let you know when I leave port and will try and give you the information
you requested as best I can. But I warn you that we have no specific ports
of call worked out yet and I plan on going as long as possible before
we have to call into port.
Sounds like it has been a nice late summer in Cali. Christy said that
there were quite a few days of very large swell after I left. Bummer.
The weather has been hotter than usual but today was a glorious Thai winter
day with the northeast wind blowing strong and steady and the air was
cool and clean.
As for bank statements please put them away in a file. I closed the accounts
or left the minimum, so I should not incur any charges. If I get any credit
card statements can you please open them. I might have forgotten to pay
some charges I made to one of the cards. If it is just a new credit card
offer, then just throw it away. You can open all my business mail but
if you get a lot of personal letters I would be grateful if you could
send them along to dad's address after a month or so.
I've got to run. Hope you are eating well. Try and get fat if you can,
at least for me.