We took 6 days to go from our marina in Jersey City, NJ to Fairhaven, MA. We could have done it more quickly but we were in a combination of vacation mode and ohcrapwecantbelieveweareactuallydoingthis mode. So, with that in mind, here is a recap of our trip:
Day 1: Jersey City to Oyster Bay, NY.
We didn’t sail at all as the little wind we had was almost completely on the nose the entire day. It was beautiful and sunshiny otherwise. The kitties settled down-ish once we were underway. Lola goes to sleep in whatever small, protected place she can find. Winston comes into the cockpit, yells at us, and usually settles down on my lap.
It’s a magical land that absorbs stuff. There’s no telling what sort of amazing life our tools are having. I like to imagine that Prince Multi-Tool and Princess Wire Brush, along with their trusty steed Ospho, are doing battle with Evil Witch Rust. No, actually, that’s a bunch of crap.
Our boat has Water Central under the port settee. No, really. It’s where the water tank valves, the pressurized water pump, and the whole-boat filter are located. The hoses to the galley sink and head sinks originate here. It’s also got space for a water heater or a water maker. Water Central is a happening place.
As the days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months I began to regret the decision to throw out the crusty old stove that was on our boat when we bought it. Sure, the cooking grate was completely burned through over one burner, there was a large gap in the back of the oven that did not look safe at all, and it was coated with grease but, hey, it was a stove.
An Isolation Transformer is an important piece of equipment aboard a steel boat. It isolates the electrical current coming from the shore power cord. This prevents an errant current from electrocuting our boat which would otherwise cause galvanic mayhem and possibly death. No, for real…