Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Deltaville, VA
N 38º 18.46 | W 76º 24.78

Anchored in Deltaville last night and, gasp, a squall blew over. What a year. No harm done. Love that anchor.

Picked the girl up out of the water this morning. We have stopped in Deltaville to give Cara Mia a bottom paint job and a hull wax, because we're getting her ready to put her up for sale. (If you are interested in buying a sweet and well-loved Island Packet 380, contact us!)

I've mentioned before that we're planning a new and exciting adventure. More about that SOON.

For those non-boaters among us, this is a travel lift. Two slings go under the hull, and then they lift it so the keel is above ground level. Then they drive the boat onto land and put it on jack stands.

For the record, this is an AFTER picture.
The bottom was slimy, and we had a good 'ICW mustache,' which is a brown stain from South Carolina waters. Lots of work to do!

And so begins what we hope will be only five days out of the water. Let's hope we don't find any problems! The boatyard is going to sand the bottom for us. We will do the rest of the work.

The weather is finally, finally smiling on us. Our mid-July weather calls for highs in the low 80s and lows in the 60s, perfect weather for working -- and sleeping without AC.

Strict haulout supervision provided by the crew of To Be.

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