Getting off the hard is hard

April 4 – 17, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Hard work on the hard at Isla Mujeres marina.

We’re happy with the new bottom paint. We chose black paint instead of blue. When the black starts to wear, we’ll see the original blue underneath. That will help us gauge when it’s time to repaint again.

Our new bottom paint looks beautiful.

Our new bottom paint looks beautiful.

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On Delay on the Hard

Thursday, April 4, 2013, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

On Delay got hauled out and put up on the hard in the boatyard for bottom painting.
The process was impressive but nerve-racking, especially:

  • Getting On Delay into the haul-out slip (the wind was 20+ knots and she got a whack near the gunwale — right through the fiberglass when a gust caught us :( )
  • Watching her go up in the travel lift.

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The dinghy’s first ramp landing

Monday March 25th, 2013, Cozumel

A recent visitor John Wickey flew out from Cozumel on Monday.

We had difficulty finding a good place to land the dinghy in St. Miguel, Cozumel. When Pete took Wickey and Gayle and Wickey’s luggage to shore, he decided to try landing at the boat ramp. The dinghy has wheels so, in theory, it was “just” a matter of approaching the ramp and then pulling up the dinghy on its wheels.

Tony took advantage of our new camera with telephoto lens to capture the excitement of the first ramp landing.

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