Land Ho…me

March 5, 2012

We have been living on dirt for a week now and it’s not as totally weird as I thought it would be. Of course, I have been working on the boat every day, so it’s not like Convivia and I are estranged, but it is strange to watch the kids spread out all over this little house like gas (filling all available space). The boat was supposed to splash on Friday, but they found hundreds of blisters and they had to be dealt with. The yard has been great. Their staff have helped me through countless hardships and even lent me tools (an unheard of generosity in the realm of boatyards).

So despite the disappointment of  the delay, we have been making do with this dirt dwelling lifestyle and I have managed to get some really amazing work done on the boat. If all goes well I should get the new water maker through hull finished tomorrow and get the macerator through hull installed and terminated. I’ll finish the install later. With the completion of the new 2″ scuppers last week, we will be ready to splash on Wednesday, a few days late but no worse for wear.


  1. Comment by Cidnie

    Cidnie March 5, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Keep on keeping on my friends. Soon enough you will be able to work on boat projects in French Polynesia!

  2. Comment by Sailing Sabbatical- Planning our Escape via Facebook

    I’m sure Conviva will appreciate the fresh bottom, and It looks like you didn’t have to suffer too bad in the dirt home.

  3. Comment by Chris Holt via Facebook

    Chris Holt via Facebook March 6, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Hey guys! Happy to see your doing well despite the blisters. Amazing that you will be crossing so soon. It’s amazing seeing your dreams come true. Everyone is doing well in the bay area and marina. We all miss you especially me. Lisa was saying she missed you guys the other day. Huge has been out of her slip two weekends in a row now! So much fun and we have a cruise out overnighter planned later this month. In my head I’ve been working on some projects as well. The new dodger and hull and bottom paint job. Someday soon! We really miss all of you. Tell the kids we say hi! Have a blast on your crossing! Fair winds and following seas. May your journey be convivial.

  4. Comment by cindy

    cindy March 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    so exciting, you guys are SO close!

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