After 319 days out of the water, Annie has finally re-splashed.
Let me share with you what was accomplished in those 319 days:
The V-Berth was lowered and reworked
The old unused holding tank and all hoses were removed
The bottom hull was painted
An AM/FM radio was installed
The hull's topside was painted
Inside handholds were installed
A bulkhead compass was purchased/installed
The V-Berth Hatch was re-bedded, (it was leaking)
Unnecessary thru-hulls from the holding tanks were removed and hull repaired
A boot stripe was painted at the waterline
All chain plates were replaced
All standing rigging was inspected and replaced as needed
The cap-rails were repaired and painted
The aft lazarette was reworked to locate the house bank of batteries
Two (2) additional 125 amp hour AGM batteries were installed
Two additional 100 watt solar panels were installed
An 85 watt wind generator was installed
A 2000 watt modified sine wave inverter was installed
The companionway hatch cover was completely reworked, (leaking)
A broken water filter bracket was replaced
The manual whale gusher bilge pump was repaired
New stainless steel cotter pins replaced in all rigging
New lines were installed to the Monitor Windvane
The prop was sealed and painted
A dynaplate was installed
A redundant bilge pump system was designed and installed
All whisker stays were adjusted/tightened
The bowsprit was sanded and varnished
A belaying rack and pins was designed, built, and installed
Double hatch locks were installed on the companionway
A depth finder/chart plotter was installed
Now, that may not seem like a lot, but when you splice in 120 mile per day drives in summer 2016, trips to San Francisco, Kentucky, South Florida, and Georgia, a hurricane, two tropical storms, and a survey trip to Saint Lucia... I guess you can decide.
As of this posting, we will launch in 45 days!
There are a still a thousand things to do, (hyperbole), but Lord willing, they will all find their completion in the next six weeks.
Please continue to pray for the mission and its success in bringing many souls to the Lord.
God bless you!