Thursday, April 26, 2012

Days off

Our guests often ask what we are planning to do on our day off between charters.  Will you go to the beach?  Maybe read a book?  Well, first we have to do a few chores:

First, laundry!

Normally we just clean the interior.  Since we had more than a single day "off", Tara decided to completely replace all the head (bathroom) fixtures.  She learned quite a bit about plumbing fittings (from metric PEX to 1/2" IPS), as well as what it feels like to be crammed into a little hole upside-down juggling two wrenches and a flashlight with water dripping onto your head trying to loosen a stuck nut.  (When I am in that position, sometime I feel like I am the nut!)  Anyway Tara did such a great job on all four heads with a minimum of grumbling and now we have not only new faucets and showers, but new towel rings and soap dishes to go with the fancy new LED lights.

Meanwhile, I was wiring up the new batteries that we had to install because the old ones were no longer holding a charge.  The batteries keep the operation running when the generator is off, powering all the lights, music, and appliances.  Tara helped me carry these beasts weighing in at over 150 lbs!  I also installed a new "pure-sine" inverter which provides high-quality, clean power to all the outlets.

In addition, I installed a monitoring system that keeps an eye on the health and charge of the batteries.

After several long days of work, a shot of house-made fruit-infused RUM was well deserved!

As was a relaxing afternoon reading in the cool breeze under the shade that Tara designed.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

We have a family on board this week and the kids love books so the Easter Bunny did well this year!

Check out the home made bud vases- I stretched colored baloons over shot glasses.

It's not easter without coloring eggs- followed the next morning by egg battles :)

Easter Egg hunt- do you spy the green egg?
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Soggy Dollar Sunday

Soggy Dollar Webcam
Soterion on the Soggy Dollar webcam!

We swam ashore and enjoyed the drinks that were left by our friends for us on the clipboard behind the bar (thanks Emily and Michael)!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fish On!

One happy fisherman!

Thank goodness for my Cutco fishermen's knife :)

yum, yum!
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