Well, we have almost made it through our second winter. It was a mild one so not much to write about. Although we did get to do a lot of mountain biking this year throughout the winter.
Ous summer was a lot of fun. We sailed most every weekend. We enjoyed meeting new friends and had 3 different lobster bakes on islands. Kathy is committed to breaking that record in 2012. We had a great cruise in September again this year although the Northeast Harbor Race was canceled due to hurricane Irene.
We sailed right up through thanksgiving. In fact, on black Friday, we sat on Jewel Island alone enjoying cocktails while watching the sunset. The rest of the weekend we had great sailing. We returned to S. Freeport Sunday evening so we could get the mast stepped for winter.
This winter I have taken on a few projects to further improve Carina. We are rebeddedong the chain plates after potting the holes with thickened epoxy, refinishing the eyebrow, replacing all the instruments, sounder and autopilot, converting the reading lamps to LED. We will also buff and polish the cabin sides and cockpit.
This spring we will do a long haul and tackle some additional
projects including replacing the prop, cutlass bearing and zincs. We
will also take the time to repair the rudder, install the transducers for the
new instruments and paint the bottom. If time permits, I will also polish