AND NOW MAYBE WE ARE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT PROJECT - PERHAPS SOMETHING ON THE LIST? The batteries arrived on Friday, note - 12 old batteries needed to be removed from the engine room (63 pounds each) then 12 new batteries (63 pounds each) needed to get back into the engine room.
Old batteries coming out. Guess that gym membership is starting to pay off!
To get the starboard batteries out required opening the hatch in the saloon - monkey man
climbing over engine to battery box.
Here they come - battery guys - yeah!
Thanks guys - they at least helped get the new ones on the back deck.
And now 12 more back in! No workout at the gym required today.
Pretty new batteries, all clean and cozy on starboard side. That's a girls version of this story.
New batteries in the new box with new battery cables - good job Rick, your incredible ability to make improvements to this boat even though it takes longer then predicted (secret is, but don't tell him, I have learned to always add a month to his estimate) you rock.
Izzy, supervising the engine room activity.
New walkway and battery box secure - I believe that's a wrap!
Now lets hope it all works.
Sunday, took a day off to participate in the Fort Myers ArtFest - basically lots of people and lots of great stuff. We have more recently learned restraint - our new mantra is "IF IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE NEED - WE REALLY DON'T NEED IT. ( We constantly need to be reminded of that storage space back home of stuff we really needed).
Advertised this year was Italian Style street painting. The 2012 theme is Animals of the World. Teams from Lee County High Schools and professional chalk street painting artists create beautiful drawings on the pavement. For most students this is their first time painting with chalk on the ground.
Sadly - someone allowed cars to drive over them - why?
Next project to follow.