The work - and play - continues. We are still at Loggerhead Marina in Stuart, Florida and while we continue to think about leaving, we admit that it has been just an inkling of a thought at the back of our minds. Instead we've continued to take the opportunity to get a few things done. The big project was the fuel tank. A baffle had come loose in the tank on the way down and when the waves hit the bow just right we were getting some clanking as the metal baffle hit the sides of the metal tank. Captain Dave decided to take a look and see what he could do. Unfortunately, on inspection, there is little we can do without taking the tank out to get it rewelded. That is not going to happen right now so instead we opted for Plan B which was to set the baffle in such a position that it would make minimal noise. That solution appears to be holding us for now but when the 'Breezer' reaches port for its spring haul, we will need to look at dismantling the windlass and pulling the tank for a repair.
Our projects around the boat did not come without cost. Captain Dave had a major blowout with his shorts and was in quick need of some carpentry work as he was going about boat repairs. It was duct tape to the rescue or let him flaunt his buns and briefs to the neighborhood. As you can see I opted for the duct tape route.
With the project done it was time for some well deserved fun. Of course our optimal work to fun quotient is always leaning in favor of fun - big time. So, it was up to the marina pool and hot tub for a bit of R&R. We sampled our first fish tacos and now we have become fish taco converts. If you haven't tried them, definitely add them to your list of a must try!
So as you can see, we are really roughing it again this season and between the pool, hot tub and bar service direct to pool side, we are really struggling to drop the dock lines and move on.