Thursday, April 21, 2016

We've made it to Virginia

     We are now at Wormley Creek Marina in Yorktown, VA. We got here this afternoon and will be here for a couple weeks while we attend the AGLCA Rendezvous starting on the 2nd of May. I plan to haul the boat while we're here to see if I can figure out what is causing my shaft vibrations. I really need to get that fixed before we go to much farther on our loop. I have my anchor winch fixed and now I'm waiting for parts again to fix my auto pilot. I sure hope they get here before we plan on leaving. I don't think I will leave until I get that thing fixed, it really helps when you are steering a long course. Without it you are constantly steering the boat and fighting the bow swing in quartering seas. Hopefully everything will come together and we can be underway again soon. We'll get a chance to visit with the kids and grand kids while we are here so that really makes the stop an important one.

Friday, April 8, 2016

We've started the Loop

     We left Ft. Pierce, FL on the 1st of April and headed north on the first leg of our Loop. We've made it as far as Hilton Head, SC where we are sitting in a marina waiting for parts for my anchor winch again. This is the fifth time I have had to rebuild that thing. I would replace it if I could afford a new one but for now I'm just going to have to rebuild it again. It doesn't take long to do, ( I'm getting pretty good at it ) it's just a pain to have to do it so often. My auto pilot is acting up as well so I have a tech coming to take a look at that while we are here. I hope he can figure out what the problem is, then we will be heading for the AGLCA rendezvous in Norfolk, VA on the 2nd of May. We can't waste too much time here and still be able to make Norfolk by then.  I hope nothing else gives us a problem but this is after all boat and the problems never seem to end.