We've had the boat out on 'the hard' in the boatyard, working on removing 25 years of old bottom paint plus converting her over to 100% electric!
We are totally committed to 'splashing' (getting this boat in the water) by October this year so we don't have to pay for another year on the hard. Plus, since the boatyard we are in is likely going to be sold soon, we aren't even sure we would be allowed to stay another year doing our own work.
We have been learning SO MUCH!! I never thought I would be OK using power tools, and now I'm not quite a pro with a random orbital sander. John is brilliantly figuring out all the bits and bobs that go into converting the old diesel out to the new batteries and motors. He worries a lot about it which is how I know that he will get it just right for us. Candidly, the very hardest part of this adventure so far has been living apart so much when he is in Maryland and I'm in Utah. We try really hard to make sure we don't go more than a few weeks apart, but sometimes that doesn't work so well. But we are making it! True confession, one of my coping mechanisms was to wheedle agreement into getting a sweet little dog. Meet Patches!
That's her there on the left!