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Snook Bight Marina

2/18/2012

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Snook Bight Marina, Ft Myers Beach
2/18/2012

We've been living on the boat, in the marina, for about 3 weeks now. Packing in provisions, supplies and spare parts. Trying to remember where we put it all. Doing minor repairs and improvements to the boat, communications and navigation software. I finally went up the mast last week, 63 feet up, to check the navigation lights and antennas. Found a fixture half way up that needs to be replaced. Getting our dinghy, motor and davit all squared away. And just had our big prop replaced. The old one was all eaten up from electrolysis. Spare time is spent cleaning and waxing. Funny thing is, each day goes by so quickly but, at the same time, it feels like we've been here a long time and are anxious to get moving.

We plan on leaving here at the end of the month to spend about a month in the Keys. 1st stop will be the Dry Tortugas for a few days. They are about 70 miles West of Key West.

2/28/2012

We were supposed to be in Marco Island today but since we just got our Yamaha outboard back yesterday, to the tune of $730, (had to have the whole damn thing rebuilt) we've been stuck here. Even after that it still leaks some gas. We are still waiting for one small but important part for the Heart of Gold and then we're out of here!

3/1/2012

The last part we were waiting for came in today. Dan looked at the Yamaha and it was OK, no gas leak. Dan loaded the motor on it's place on the back of the Heart of Gold. We pulled the dingy out and cleaned the bottom then Dan finished waxing the port side of the hull. Penny went and got a haircut and then loaded the bikes on the boat, secured the deck box and the coolers and basically got ready to go tomorrow. We need to decide if we are going to hang out at Marco for a while because after Sunday afternoon there's 25+knot winds for the foreseeable future.

Posted by Heart of Gold 18:12

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