We are just under two months from our targeted launch day of May 9 so it seems like the right time to take stock of where we are with our projects and preparations.
Winter Boat Projects
Mike has been super busy building, sanding and varnishing. All of planned winter boat projects are either “ready for install” or are well underway. He has even been able to add in a few other upgrades to make things super cozy for us on Wild Horses.
Our progress with our October 2020 project list.
In addition to the above, Mike has also built a stern motor mount for the dinghy motor and decided on the water maker that we will be purchasing this spring. We will be saying more on our water maker in a later post.
We have also ordered a new custom mattress and custom bedding from Sea Swag in Toronto for our V berth master cabin. All the bedding gear will be ready for pick up in April. Since our new lithium boat batteries and solar panels from Marine Solar Innovations (MSI) also need to be picked up in Toronto, we will be renting a cube van to take a (safe and restriction adhered) day trip there in early April.
Our 2021 planning for the Caribbean
We have also made great strides with our planning preparations. We have realized, though, that a lot of this will have to be re-visited often as the COVID landscape is constantly changing, both in the United States and in the Caribbean. Right now, most islands are open but require a recent negative COVID test. Some islands remain closed or have been recently closed due to outbreaks. We also don’t know how the variants and/or the vaccines will affect things. We just try to stay on top of the latest info via noonsite.com – an amazing COVID info resource for cruisers.
Lots of work done and lots of work to do but we are super excited about only being a few months from having Wild Horses back in the water. Very exciting!
Victoria is a hiker, dog-lover, blog writer and planner extraordinaire. Oh, yeah and she is kind of fond of living on a boat.