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While we’ve been waiting for the bottom to be painted, so we could launch, so we could put up the mast,  so we could put up the sails (whew), we’ve been making some changes aboard Outrageous.

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I came down one day to find the settee removed from the salon! After discussing the pros & cons we decided that it opened the space up so much, and that we would get 2 chairs to replace the seating. Perhaps ‘director’s chairs’ which can be folded away.

Salon TV

George also suprised me with a new flat panel TV, which he mounted in the salon. Along with it, a DVD player. He has these installed , along with an HD antenna. 

While he was at it, he added an iPod connection to the radio mounted in the nav station.  So now we can listen to the iPod on the cabin stereo system. It also charges the iPod as when it’s plugged in, so no need to bring a charger. I’ts great!

Storage Compartment

Purchased some transparent storage bins with latching hinges.  I’m sure we’ll fill this quickly…when you’re used to a house, condensing your life into something this size will take some getting used to!

We had an impromptu cookout yesterday on the lawn adjacent to our slip. Folks got a 1st look at the boat, and several were pressed into service assisting George install the jib sail. A friend and I sat up on a picnic bench & watched the proceedings –  enjoying a day that I wasn’t working, but just doing hostessing duties for a change!

So now, it seems, we are ready to sail! Next step is to get some lessons under our belt.

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labeled-boat-diagramIllustration by Mark Smith, from John Rousmaniere’s THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP, published by Simon & Schuster 

This diagram gives the basic components of a ship. It’s helpful for anyone looking to familiarize themself with the parts of a boat.

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Our boat has arrived. The driver was at Whiskey Island at 10:00 am to deliver our boat.  “There’s our #%^*!*in’ boat” I yelled as we neared the exit from the freeway. She was driving straight past us on the access road that backtracks to the  marina from the shoreway. So we arrived tailing her down the road to the marina.

Positioning the trailer under the lift 4-3-09

Positioning the trailer under the lift 4-3-09

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The whole procedure of getting her off the trailer actually only took a half hour or so. Of course, there was quite a bit of chitting and chatting afterwards, and the driver had to tidy up his rig, & take off the 2 extra tires he’d had on while carrying our 13′ 10″ wide boat.

Slinging the boat in the lift 4-3-09

Slinging the boat in the lift 4-3-09

Moving her to the dry dock area 4-3-09

Moving her to the dry dock area 4-3-09

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The day started out with temperatures around 50 degrees and drizzling with a light breeze. We were fairly damp by the time they were done, but couldn’t have been happier.

A wet-but-happy Penny

A wet-but-happy Penny

George busy taking pictures

George busy taking pictures

The mast came off the trailer….boy, is it long!

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The weather got progressively colder and blustery. The winds & rain picked up and it was pretty miserable outside. But we were busy below deck, getting acquainted with our new boat.  It seems the previous owners pretty much left everything.  Custom sheets & comforters, all galley items, cleaning supplies, mechanical maintenance supplies, line & PFD’s, BBQ, tools, spare parts (very few…a very casual boater)….on & on. They pretty much just walked away from it after the deal was done.

George left for an appointment, and I spent the afternoon emptying every nook & cranny I could get to. I’m limited right now, as the dinghy & motor (still in original shipping boxes) are sitting in the salon & on the forward berth. (that’s another story in itself) Both aft cabins are full of  stuff I haven’t been able to get to, so at the moment am concentrating on cleaning the galley, salon, forward head & cabin.

Although the former owners just walked away, the boat is suprisingly clean. Full of clutter, yes, but no major, ugly cleaning to do.

So much stuff!

So much stuff!

And MORE stuff!

And MORE stuff!

My first day on the boat left me feeling I’d accomplished a fair amount, and although there’s much to do, I made good headway on getting the initial cleaning done.  I also find that I won’t need to purchase a lot of the things right away…the things left may certainly not be my style, but are quite serviceable until the ‘just right’ ones come along (and budget allows!). My best Whoo-whoo’s so far are the binoculars & Corelle dinner ware they left. Don’t know yet if the binoculars are very good, and the dinner ware certainly isn’t my first choice in pattern, but for now, they’ll be just fine!

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We’ve been planning on cruising for several years now. We’ve read so much, learned so much, and there is still a lifetime of learning left to do. We got our boat this past fall, so one of the major steps has been accomplished. (Learning how to sail is another!)

I’ve been compiling links to web sites for some time. I’m posting them here, hoping that they’ll be of use to folks who stumble upon this blog. Enjoy!

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