Well, we left the marina on Thursday morning. Plans had been made to leave Wednesday afternoon but, when we got back from storing the car and paying the marina bill, the wind had switched around and was pinning us to the dock. So, we stayed put for one more night.
After sweltering and sweating for a week, we are in the water! Yeah!
We put painted her bottom with fresh bottom paint, cleaned and waxed her hull, touched up her name paint job and managed to get Windswept IV looking spiffy again. After launch, we spent two hours washing the deck to get rid of the summer’s accumulated dirt and grime.
Well, we arrived in Green Cove Springs in time for the Halloween party! We always seem to find a party happening here.
The boat was moved from the storage area to the work yard in the afternoon. We had been dismayed to find a lot of mildew below decks. It had been a very rainy summer and early fall, and there was some standing water in the bilges.
The jobs started right away, so that we could sleep aboard that night. I diluted some bleach and got right at wiping down every surface. All the lockers will have to be emptied and wiped down as well.