Boat repairs

The day to have the boat pulled out of the water finally came. We had some leaky thru-hulls that needed repairing. 4 to be exact. Since the boat was out of the water, we decided it would be a good time to have it wet sanded and buffed, and possibly a bottom paint job. yikes. I’m scared to see the bill for all of this. But it has to be done. We usually do our own sanding and buffing, and when I say ‘we’ I mean Keith.  I do help. But he does it for hours and hours and goes easy on me. But this time, given the fact that the boat is out of the water and can be done by others much faster, we decided to let them.

haul out

haul out

We originally thought we would go south for a few days while the boat was being worked on. But decided that we really didn’t want to travel very far, so we got a room at one of the local hotels. So now, we are basking in a king size bed watching TV, taking long hot showers and eating out more than we should. As good as it seems at the moment, I know I would tire of this quickly. I am already looking forward to being back on the boat.

playing around on driftwood beach

playing around on driftwood beach

As boat repairs go, this could take longer than expected. We will take it one day at a time. Today we spent the day walking on the beach at Jekyll Island. I hope we get a chance to check out cumberland island this week as well. If we had put off having the boat pulled by a few days, we could have just gone home for christmas a little early. I could probably talk Keith into going home earlier anyway, but unfortunately we are still waiting for the mail to deliver some christmas gifts. We might still get to go a day or two earlier than expected. Til then, we will just have to be patient and keep enjoying the king size bed.

driftwood beach

driftwood beach

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