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Siempre Adelante

In boat life, boat repair, bottom painting on 26/09/2015 at 12:07


“Boating (Baseball) is 90% mental and the other half is physical”  Yogi Berra

I’ve been hanging in mobile throughout 2015 and have accomplished the boating tasks I set out to do. Things take awhile when the battle of the budget is joined. However it has been a verdant year and now I am ready for another stab at Florida. I hope to go south and go through the Okeechobee waterway to the east coast  and then up to Jacksonville.

Other boaters and my own experience tell  me that you can have a destination or a schedule but not both.

As I organize and reorganize, pack and unpack, make lists and remake lists, I think of the things I have accomplished this year.

With a pretty frugal budget I have :

Purchased a vehicle


Helped Joe Bru bring his boat from Columbus Mississippi to Mobile

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Purchased a dinghy


Rebuilt Alternator

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Did a bottom paint job and waxed the  hull

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Visited my sister and her critters


and watched her win a few bucks at the casino.

Some of those winnings ended up on this boat

Refitted port side port lights

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Painted wheelhouse roof

Cleaned up dash wiring

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Repainted deck

Replaced counter top in head

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Replaced carpet in wheelhouse

Built collapsible shelf in wheel house

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New bimini from gifted old bimini


Painted engine room sole and engine

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Installed four new 8 inch cleats

Took a trip to Dauphin Island

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Took a trip to Biloxi

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Lots of other little things like refinishing, cleaning, bolting, tightening, rewiring, and such.

On top of that I managed to put on 15 lbs. I am however still smart and good looking.

I saw my first alligator. She was staring at me about six feet from my boat.

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I hope to be leaving the first of the month.

Can’t sign off without …….

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Mother Nature is so photogenic !

Standing by on 16

Dr Brad

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